Feature Photography - TimStepien
030913 - HILLSBORO - Memorial to barefoot mailman at Hillsboro Lighthouse. On Saturday, March 9th, Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse celebrated its 106th Anniversary. The lighthouseis located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. The light marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, an underwater coral formation on the lower east coast of the state. The octagonal iron pyramidal tower was built at Russel Wheel & Foundry Co in Detroit, Michigan, moved to the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station in 1906, and lit on March 7, 1907. While visiting the lighthouse, you learn the story of the barefoot mailmen, honored with a memorial statue. The mailmen walked more  than 40 miles of sandy shore each week to deliver mail between Palm Beach and Miami 1885 to 1892. One mailman died at the Hillsboro Inlet, presumably killed by an alligator. Photo by Tim Stepien

030913 - HILLSBORO - Memorial to barefoot mailman at Hillsboro Lighthouse. On Saturday, March 9th, Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse celebrated its 106th Anniversary. The lighthouseis located on the north side of Hillsboro Inlet, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton, in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. The light marks the northern limit of the Florida Reef, an underwater coral formation on the lower east coast of the state. The octagonal iron pyramidal tower was built at Russel Wheel & Foundry Co in Detroit, Michigan, moved to the Hillsboro Inlet Light Station in 1906, and lit on March 7, 1907. While visiting the lighthouse, you learn the story of the barefoot mailmen, honored with a memorial statue. The mailmen walked more than 40 miles of sandy shore each week to deliver mail between Palm Beach and Miami 1885 to 1892. One mailman died at the Hillsboro Inlet, presumably killed by an alligator. Photo by Tim Stepien