Kilauea Lighthouse Kauai

Kilauea Lighthouse, 100 Years Later

The Kilauea Lighthouse has had its foundations set in Kauai’s northernmost point as a protector of trade ships since May 5, 1913. This May, the lighthouse’s 100th anniversary is being celebrated with daily activities and a relighting of the lighthouse. For the lighthouse’s original lighting ceremony one hundred years ago, locals held a celebration and luau.

At 52 feet tall, Kilauea Lighthouse was known for its signature double-flash beacon. This hard-working station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, after being fitted with an automatic beacon three years earlier.

From the Kauai Visitor Bureau:

“Starting tomorrow May 1st, [2013] enjoy the daily festivities of the 100th year celebration of the Kilauea Lighthouse. With the Official Recognition and relighting of the lighthouse beacon on May 4th.”

You can read a more complete description of the lighthouse here and read reviews and ratings on its Yelp page here.

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