Established in 1860, Jupiter Inlet took several years to build. Workers painstakingly hauled the materials over many miles, enduring the sweltering heat and persistent insects. Construction was halted twice because of an attack by the local Seminole tribe and because workers became ill after catching a raging illness aptly named ?Jupiter Fever.? Despite these setbacks, the lighthouse was finally illuminated with its bright first order Fresnel lens.
Jupiter Inlet, FL
Category: Harbour Lights Tag: Lighthouses