Officials wrapped the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse’s 6,000-pound lens in a protective covering Saturday morning.

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JUPITER — For at least the fourth time in recent years, the threat of a hurricane will force the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse to go dark.


The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society have wrapped the lens in a protective covering ahead of Hurricane Isaias’ potential landfall on Florida’s east coast.


The lighthouse also went dark for Hurricane Dorian and in 2017, when Hurricane Irma threatened South Florida, as well as in 2016 for Hurricane Matthew.


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Officials use a multi-layer wrap of foam, bubble wrap and shrink wrap to protect the 6,000-pound lens. First lighted in 1860, the lighthouse has withstood a number of severe weather events, perhaps most notably the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane that destroyed the old weather bureau building on the site.


As long as there is no damage to the lighthouse and the facility does not lose power, program manager Peter De Witt said the light should be illuminated again Monday.


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