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KILAUEA POINT LIGHT

State: HAWAII
Location: NORTH OF KILAUEA/KAUAI ISLAND
Nearest City: AMALU
County: KAUAI
U.S.C.G. District: 14
Year Station Established: 1913


Kilauea Point Light
Photo courtesy of Ted Smith, November 2002
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1913
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1976
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED ROOF ON LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 52
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1913
  • Present Optic: SECOND ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1913
  • Height of Focal Plane: 216
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: INACTIVE SECOND ORDER FRESNEL IN LANTERN ROOM
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1976
  • Type: POLE
  • Tower Height:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 174
  • Current Optic: Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1913
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: LOCAL STONE
Other Structures: 2 ASST KEEPERS, 3 GARAGES, 3 CISTERNS, 1 OIL STORAGE BLDG, 1 RADIOBEACON ELECTRONICS BLDG (1929 RADIOBEACON TORN DOWN W/AUTOMATION)

Current Use: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79000759
Name of Listing: KILAUEA POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1974

Miscellaneous:
HAWAII'S LANDFALL LIGHT ON THE ORIENT RUN; LIGHT CURRENTLY DISPLAYED ON MODULAR TOWER ADJACENT TO ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSE; DAMAGED IN 1992 HURRICANE INIKI; REFUGE REOPENED IN 1996



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