Vintage Fascination No. 120

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Yesterday, my daughter and I drove up the coast to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

We took the slow route up A1A  right by the beach.  The ocean was a lovely azure blue.

Sadly, we took so long to drive up the coast that we arrived too late to go up the lighthouse but I was able to make a few photos.

Congress provided $35,000 in 1853 for establishing a lighthouse at Jupiter inlet, to mark the dangerous shoals lying off that point, and to guide vessels along the coast.

Built on top a hill at an elevation of forty-six feet the lighthouse rises an additional 105 feet.

The mound where the lighthouse sits is surrounded by flat land making the elevation of the hill unusual. The lighthouse was built on a hill once thought to be an Indian shell or burial mound but is now determined to be a natural parabolic sand dune.

After spending $60,859.98, almost twice the original appropriation, the lighthouse finally began operation on July 10, 1860.

We had a wonderful dinner across the inlet from the lighthouse.

Then, we drove back on A1A until it became too dark to see the ocean.  Then we took a less scenic route down I-95 for a few miles.

The lighthouse has an extraordinary and remarkable history, read more about it at Lighthouse Friends.

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Wordless Wednesday 132~Cape Florida Lighthouse

No. 132 ~ Cape Florida Lighthouse ~ Bill Baggs State Park

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Wordless Wednesday 131~Ready for Vaca

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Wordless Wednesday 126 ~ Wanderlust

 

 

No. 126  Wanderlust ~ A strong desire or urge to wander or travel and explore the world.

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Wordless Wednesday 124 – A Lovely Lane in Bonaventure Cemetery

No. 124 From the post ~ Vintage Fascination No. 93 – Bonaventure Cemetery

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Wordless Wednesday 107 – Savannah Rowhouses

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Wordless Wednesday 106 – Flower in the Wall

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Wordless Wednesday 104 – Two Georges Boynton Beach

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Vintage Fascination No. 93 – Bonaventure Cemetery

While down on the Georgia coast I visited Bonaventure Cemetery.

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Bonaventure Cemetery is not Savannah’s oldest cemetery but it is one of its most beautiful.  From the Bonaventure Cemetery Historical Society website this quote sums it up best

 “Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.”

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Bonaventure was the home of the “Bird Girl” statue which became famous after it appeared on the cover of John Berendt’s book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  I went looking for the statue years ago after I read the book but it had already been moved to the Telfair Museum of Art.

What follows is mostly photos so if you find cemeteries spooked you may want to close this post and come back another day.  Described as hauntingly beautiful I’ll let you judge for yourself.

Evergreen Circle

Lawton Lady

Angel

Beautiful Lady

 Dieter

Mercer

Angel 2

Beautiful Cemetery Lane

Bonaventure 1

Multi Grave

Lawton near bluff

Children

Little Angel

Bonaventure Bluff

Bonaventure Bluff overlooking the Wilmington River.

 Named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2001 Bonaventure Cemetery is one of Savannah’s favorite historical treasures.

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