Light Hearted

Light Hearted Ep 16 – Josh Liller, Jupiter Inlet, Florida; I.W.P. Lewis’s 1843 report

Josh Liller at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Museum

In the third and final episode for “Florida Week,” Jeremy D’Entremont interviews Josh Liller, Historian and Collections Manager for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Josh gives numerous presentations related to local history in the Jupiter area throughout the year.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Photo by Jeremy D’Entremont

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is in Jupiter, Florida, on Florida’s east coast. The 108-foot brick tower was designed by Lieutenant George Meade of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers and went into service in 1860. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, operated by the nonprofit Loxahatchee River Historical Society, offers climbing tours of the tower, and the museum features 5000 years of local history.

In the history segment, Jeremy and co-host Cindy Johnson discuss the vital 1843 report to Congress by the civil engineer I. W. P. Lewis that led to the restructuring of the nation’s lighthouse administration. And there’s another trivia contest with prizes to be given away.

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