Roof Restoration Appeal
Lighthouse Roof Undergoes Crucial Restoration Work in May
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse that faithfully shines out to sea each night now needs some TLC and support from the community.
Rusted areas on the cast iron roof plates are deteriorating rapidly due to weathering and need repair to preserve the integrity of the structure and to keep the 1860 lighthouse tower and rare First Order Fresnel Lens waterproof.
The Jupiter Light will be turned off in the month of May in order to wrap the lens and build a special encasement to protect the Lens during the work on the roof.
For those who love our iconic lighthouse, we are presenting an opportunity to really make a difference with a donation to the roof restoration fund. Donors to the restoration fund will be invited to a special Re-Light the Light countdown party when the project is completed.
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How are we funding this restoration project?
The Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the non-profit that operates the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, has been awarded grants and donations towards the $152,000 project. These include $40,000 from the Bureau of Land Management, $25,400 from the Loxahatchee Guild, $6,000 from individual donations and a pending $30,000 grant from the Florida Lighthouse Association.
The Historical Society is counting on donations from the community for the remaining critical funding. Donate Online or send a check made out to: LRHS and mail to 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL, 33469.
Please note that it is for the Lighthouse Restoration. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.
For further information, contact Belle Forino, Development Director at 561-747-8380 x107.
Will we be open for tours during the restoration?
We will be open during the month of May. However, the Lighthouse tower will be closed for climbing during restoration.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the brand-new exhibit Keeping the Light at Jupiter Inlet: Adventures in the Lives of Lighthouse Keepers, in the Lighthouse Keepers Workshop. The History Museum will not be affected during the restoration.
Admission prices will be reduced during the May.
How is the Lighthouse funded?
The operation budget of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and museum exceeds $1million annually. Our 501(c)3 non-profit organization relies on charitable contributions, memberships, grants and sponsorships in addition to income earned through admissions, gift shop sales and special events. Your support helps us maintain the Lighthouse, Museum and grounds in order to welcome over 75,000 visitors each year.