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Hillsboro Inlet Light

Location: north side of Hillsboro Inlet near Pompano Beach, FL
Body of Water: Atlantic Ocean
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Hillsboro Inlet Light


The location of the light is north side of Hillsboro Inlet. The nearest city is Pompano Beach, FL. The station was first established in 1907. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1907.

The lighthouse is a octagonal pyramidal iron skeleton tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 136 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 28 nautical miles. The tower height is 136 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 775 (U.S.)

Obscured from 114 to 119.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 20 second period, the light is on for less than 10 then off for more than 10.

Hillsboro Inlet Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 16, 1974, reference number 79000661.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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