Lighthouse through the Palms
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse
Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse is a great lighthouse to photograph. It is located in Pompano Beach, Florida just north of Fort Lauderdale. There is a small park across the waterway from the lighthouse that has beautiful palm trees. From this location, you can photograph the lighthouse framed in palms. It makes a wonderful photograph.
I discovered this lighthouse last March when we were taking a drive in southern Florida with our little granddaughter. The park had a great playground so we were able to accomplish two functions in one stop....giving Rachel some play time and letting Grandma photograph a lighthouse. It doesn't get much better than that!!
photographs by Mary Beth Granger
Scene from Across the Bay - Black and White Skeletal Lighthouse
The lighthouse at Hillsboro Inlet was built in 1906-1907. The tower is 142 feet tall and is a skeletal design. The bottom of the skeletal tower is white and the top half of the tower, along with the lantern is black. The lighthouse is operated by the Coast Guard and is only open to the public during tour dates. You can find out more information from the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society at www.hillsborolighthouse.org
Rachel Posing by Bell
In this photo my granddaughter, Rachel, is standing in front of a ship's bell that is in the park across from the lighthouse. There is a good view of the lighthouse in the background.
Photos of Hillsboro Light
Beautiful photo of the Light
Framed in Palms
I had fun framing my photos with the Palm trees in the park. They made an interesting way to photograph the lighthouse.
The Hillsboro lighthouse was originally built in Detroit and then sent by barge down the Mississippi to the Gulf, where it was then purchased by the government and reassembled at distant Hillsboro Inlet.
In 1907 the government purchased the 1st order Fresnel lens, which still functions in the lighthouse today. It has a range of twenty-eight miles.
Artist Jon Schaubhut
Enjoy this beautiful watercolor painting of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.
Enjoy this Video of the Light - as seen from sand dredging operation
This video gives you a good view of the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse.
I'd love to hear about lighthouses you have visited or maybe just read about and hope to visit.