Jupiter Lighthouse through the eye of a Camera
Photos of Jupiter Lighthouse
Every year we visit Jupiter, Florida to watch the Cardinals Spring Training. When we're not at the baseball fields, my favorite site in Jupiter is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. It is a wonderful red lighthouse that can be seen from many of the restaurants we frequent. I love to photograph it from all different angles and at all times of day and night.
This lens will give you a photographic view of the lighthouse. You will see the view from the water, from across the bay, the view from the top, as well as views at dusk. I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful lighthouse as much as I do!
photos by Mary Beth Granger
View from Across the Inlet - photographing from different angles
On our 4th year traveling to Jupiter and my 4th year photographing the lighthouse, I began looking for different angles and conditions for my photograhs.
In this photo, I am across the inlet in Dubois park. This photo is taken at dusk, just as the light has been turned on in the lighthouse.
Jupiter lighthouse was first lit on July 10, 1860. During the Civil War the lighthouse was dark and it was lit again on June 8, 1866. The lighthouse is still lit today and guides ships as the make their way through Jupiter Inlet.
Gifts from Jupiter - for yourself or a friend.
I always enjoy a memento from my trips. Sometimes they are for me or sometimes I bring home a gift for a friend or relative. If you are visiting Jupiter here are two ideas of mementos to bring home.
This is a must for the history lover. It gives you the background of Jupiter and the lighthouse.
These tumblers will be a great reminder of your trip to the lighthouse.
On our 5th visit to Jupiter, I finally made it to the top of the Lighthouse! The views were breathtaking....well worth overcoming my fear of the climb.
Visiting the Jupiter Lighthouse & Museum
Approaching the Lighthouse
The lighthouse is on Coast Guard grounds and is restricted to those that purchase the lighthouse tour. This view is one I took on the tour soon after we entered the lighthouse grounds. The Lighthouse and Museum are open every Tuesday through Sunday.
Climbing steps to Lighthouse - On the Tour
This photo was taken on the grounds of the lighthouse. You climb a series of steps as you approach the lighthouse tower.
A vew from the Top - views of the inlet
It was a great experience to climb the steps of the lighthouse. The lighthouse is 105 ft high and there are 112 steps to climb to the top. I am not a lover of heights, so the first time I visited the lighthouse I only climbed halfway up. In 2011 I made myself climb to the top and I am so glad that I did. Once I was at the top I was not afraid at all and the views were breathtaking. I think I was too busy taking photographs to worry about the height. This view is looking toward the west where the bridge crosses the inlet.
Looking Inside the Lens - Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
When I was at the top I could look inside the lens and take this photo. Our tour guide told us that the light inside the lantern house remains fixed and it is the Fresnel lens that rotates.
Perfect light for Photos
Early evening is a great time to photograph the lighthouse. The changing colors i n the sky, and the sun setting behind the clouds give a great backdrop for the lighthouse. This view was taken from one of my favorite restaurants, The Crab House, right across the bay from the lighthouse.
A view in the Evening.
I love taking photos of Jupiter at night. It has some great lighting, with flood lights illuminating the lighthouse, so I'm able to capture it's red color set against the evening sky.
The Jupiter Lighthouse was established just prior to the Civil War and was lit only a year when the light was put out by confederate raiders. After the war, lighthouse keeper James Armour found the lens hidden in a nearby creek. He restored the lens to its' proper place and the lens was back in operation by the end of 1866.
This lens is still in operation today and can be seen from twenty-five miles away.
reference: American Lighthouses by Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones.
A Night View
The lighthouse looks dramatic at night. The floodlights illuminate the lighthouse and bring out the red color.
A Photo taken from the Water
There is a wonderful boat tour that you can take around Jupiter Island. The tour gives you information on the lighthouse and lots of information on the celebrities that live on Jupiter Island. This photo was taken while I was on the boat tour.
Where is Jupiter, Florida?
Jupiter, Florida is home to the St. Louis Cardinals spring training. It also has beautiful beaches and of course a wonderful lighthouse. But where is it located?
You will find Jupiter on the Atlantic coast, about 2 hours(driving time) south of Orlando and 1 hour north of Fort Lauderdale.
Replicas of Jupiter Lighthouse
I love to collect replicas of lighthouses that I visit. I often find that eBay has some great buys, so when I return home from my trip I search eBay. I bought my Jupiter lighthouse replica from eBay.
Links to more Information on Jupiter Lighthouse
- Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Information on the lighthouse and Museum
- Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida at Lighthousefriends.com
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- Jupiter Florida - PlacesAroundFlorida.com
All about Jupiter Lighthouse and the best Florida places. View photos of Jupiter Lighthouse and nearby attractions, fun places to go and things to do.