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Built in 1913 as a navigational aid for commercial shipping between Hawaii and the Orient, Kīlauea Point Lighthouse stands as a monument to Hawaii's colorful past. For 62 years, it guided ships and boats safely along Kauai's rugged north shore with it's signature double-flash.
In 1927, the lighthouse played a key role in the first trans-Pacific flight from the West Coast to Honolulu by reorienting the two lost pilots of the Bird of Paradise. In 1976, the Coast Guard deactivated the lighthouse and replaced it with an automatic beacon. In 1979, the lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dedicated volunteers keep the lighthouse functional and on rare and special occasions, the Kīlauea Point Lighthouse lights the sky above Kauai's north shore.
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July 30th, 2013
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