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Updated: 08/09/2017 10:08:15AM

East meets West at coastal historic sites

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Jupiter Lighthouse sits atop a 48-foot natural mound. Stewps at right in photo lead to lighthouse and adjacent keeper's house.

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The Loxahatchee River which passes the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, sparkles in the sunshine.

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White Cottage is one of the historic buildings at Historic Spanish Point.

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Historic Spanish Point, former home of Bertha Palmer, is both maritime center and historic site with a pioneer cemetery and homes of other early settlers in the area. Little Sarasota Bay surrounds the point.

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The interior of Mary's Chapel at Historic Spanish Point has seating for about 30 to 40 people.

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Maary's Chapel at Historic Spanish Point was biltin memory of Mary Sherrill who died hwile staing at the Web's WInter RZesort. It was reconstructed in 1986 and often is used for weddings .

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A cutaway of a shell midden is the key exhibit in this building at Historic Spanish Point, a place that preserves 5,000 years of history in Osprey.

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Historic Spanish Point in Osprey and the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum on the Atlantic coast of Florida have much in common.

Both are proud of their 5,000 years of history — maritime, pioneer, Native American and Seminole.

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