Vintage Fascination 123

This latest edition of Vintage Fascination is coming to you from Florida where I’ve visited another lighthouse that I want to share with you.

It is Hillsboro Inlet Light.

This historic marker tells the story of Hillsboro Inlet Light Station.  The US congress approved a light in 1901 to fill a 90-mile void between Jupiter and the Cape of Florida.

Manufactured in Detroit, Michigan the light went into service in 1907.

This commemorates all the light keepers through 1998.

The skeletal lighthouse is 142 feet tall with 175 stairs leading to the 9 feet diameter Fresnel lens.

This drawbridge operates every 15 minutes allowing access from the intercostal waterway through the inlet to the Atlantic ocean.  This drawbridge spans the narrow part of the inlet between Pompano and Hillsboro Beaches.

My daughter remarked that the Pelicans look like a prehistoric bird.

These lovely condos are across the inlet from the lighthouse.  What a beautiful view they must have of the ocean and lighthouse!

There is a lighthouse museum at the inlet park in Pompano Beach.

To find out more about the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station visit Hillsboro Lighthouse Organization.

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Comments

  1. What a cool lighthouse! I didn’t know about this one. I’ve never seen a skeletal one! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such nice, clear coastal photos! We visited that area a few times, Sharon, and one of my neighbors has a place in Hillsboro where she winters. I agree with your daughter’s assessment of pelicans!

  3. I love light houses and enjoyed your beautiful pictures. I have never seen in real life a light house, a palm tree or an ocean and with my age and problems I guess I never will so thank you for your lovely post. Read all of the marker. So interesting.

  4. What beautiful photos ~ thanks for taking us along!

  5. Thank you for sharing these great pics and history!

  6. Kathy A. says:

    Great lighthouse pix. Our Maine lighthouses are brick or stone and so SOLID looking; nice contrast with yours!

  7. Well Sharon you were just across the water from me. I live in Lighthouse Point right at the Intracoastal Waterway and can see the lighthouse. We love our lighthouse. It’s so relaxing out walking the dog and night and seeing her bright beacon sweeping the night sky. I love your pictures. I posted several last Summer on my Lighthouse table blog post. Wish I would have known you were in my neck of the woods. We could have enjoyed a cup of coffee looking at the lighthouse.

    Catherine
    Smashing Plates Tablescapes

    • You mention in your posts that you are in South Florida and I wondered if you lived close to my daughter. She lives in Del Ray Beach and works in Coral Springs. Small world. She moved there last August. I love it there and would love to relocate. I’ve been to two lighthouses in the area and still want to go to one located in a state park south of Miami.

      • I live East of Coral Springs here by the Lighthouse. Delray Beach is really nice. So many nice shops and places to eat on Atlantic Avenue. I’ve never visited the other lighthouses. When I lived in North Carolina I loved to fly around the ones on our coast. If you make it back this way let me know. It would be nice to grab a cup of coffee and chat.

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