Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse - Pompano Beach, FL

H<b>HILLSBORO INLET LIGHTHOUSE - <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100403240000" title="Pompano Beach" href="/topic/us/florida/broward-county/pompano-beach-PLGEO100100403240000.topic">Pompano Beach</a>, FL</b>

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<li><b>Active:</b> Yes</li>
<li><b>Characteristics:</b> Flashing white every twenty seconds.</li>
<li><b>Height:</b> 142 feet, 175 steps</li>
<li><b>Lens:</b> Original: 2nd order bivalve Fresnel lens by Barbier Benard et Turenne, floating in a trough of mercury (1907-1992). Present: original lens with modern ball bearing system (2000). Focal Plane: 132 feet.</li>

<li><b>Other Buildings:</b> Originally 3 keeper's quarters, 3 barns, oil house & boat shed. Now has 2 keeper's quarters, 2 converted barns & 1 converted radio/generator building.</li>

<li><b>Coordinates</b>:</li>
<li>     26 15 33 N</li>
<li>    80 04 51 W</li>

<li><b>Operated by</b>: United States Coast Guard</li>
<li><b>Visit Status</b>: Limited access to the public. For more info. Phone (954) 942-2102 to receive Q & A messages 
<li><b>Days Open</b>: 4 tours a year, see HLPS website for dates.</li>
<li><b>Facilities:</b> Museum, Barefoot Mailman statue & 16 other points of interests.</li>
<li><b>Hours Open</b>: First boat leaves 9:00 am (then approx. every 45 min.) Last boat leaves at 3:00 pm.  Boat location: Sands Harbor Hotel north dock, 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach 33062.</li>
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( by Stan Beckstrom, Florida Lighthouse Association / January 7, 2009 )

HHILLSBORO INLET LIGHTHOUSE - Pompano Beach, FL

  • Active: Yes
  • Characteristics: Flashing white every twenty seconds.
  • Height: 142 feet, 175 steps
  • Lens: Original: 2nd order bivalve Fresnel lens by Barbier Benard et Turenne, floating in a trough of mercury (1907-1992). Present: original lens with modern ball bearing system (2000). Focal Plane: 132 feet.
  • Other Buildings: Originally 3 keeper's quarters, 3 barns, oil house & boat shed. Now has 2 keeper's quarters, 2 converted barns & 1 converted radio/generator building.
  • Coordinates:
  • 26 15 33 N
  • 80 04 51 W
  • Operated by: United States Coast Guard
  • Visit Status: Limited access to the public. For more info. Phone (954) 942-2102 to receive Q & A messages
  • Days Open: 4 tours a year, see HLPS website for dates.
  • Facilities: Museum, Barefoot Mailman statue & 16 other points of interests.
  • Hours Open: First boat leaves 9:00 am (then approx. every 45 min.) Last boat leaves at 3:00 pm. Boat location: Sands Harbor Hotel north dock, 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach 33062.

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