Mount Kilauea

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Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse is located on the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands, Kauai's North Shore. Kilauea Point is itself a remnant of a former volcanic vent that last erupted about 500,000 years ago.
Built in 1913, it was had the largest lens of it's kind and guided ships heading to and from the Orient.
The lighthouse was deactivated by the Coast Guard in 1976 and replaced with an automatic beacon.
Since 1979 , Kilauea Lighthouse was designated a National Historical Landmark.
Kileau Point and the lighthouse became part of the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, when it was established in 1985. It includes more than 200 acres of protected land and serves as the home to migratory birds such as the Pacific golden plover, seabirds such as the Laysan albatross and even Hawaii's state bird, the nene goose.


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