HILLSBORO INLET

Year Established:
1907
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2015.07.11
Photo Credit:
Ralph Krugler
Photo Courtesy of:
Ralph Krugler
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
NORTH SIDE HILLSBORO INLET
Latitude:
26° 15.6'
Longitude:
80° 4.9'
City / Town:
POMPANO BEACH
U.S. State:
Florida
Location County:
BROWARD
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Managed by Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. HILLSBORO INLET
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1907
Tower Construction Material:
IRON
Tower Foundation:
IRON PILING
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
136
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
126
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
Tower Daymark:
White and Black
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1907
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
FRAME GARAGE (1907), RECREATION QUARTERS (1907), FRAME CREWS' BARRACKS (1907), GENERATOR BUILDING (1942)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
SECOND ORDER BIVALVE, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
SECOND ORDER BIVALVE, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1907
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Comments:

Converted to LED within original 2nd Order Fresnel lens in May 2021.

The lighthouse has appeared in at least two films, 1967's Wild Rebels and 1987's Uninvited. In Wild Rebels, the interior was used, while the exteriors were filmed at Cape Florida. While filming, the Hillsboro Light Station also welcomed Dick Clark's Where The Action Is, which allowed the films' star, Steve Alamo, to perform on site. In Uninvited, the lighthouse is used as an establishing shot, supposedly on a Caribbean Island.


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017