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 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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Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org