While its primary purpose now is to serve as a resting spot for seabirds, in the first half of the 20th century, the Kiluaea ... More
While its primary purpose now is to serve as a resting spot for seabirds, in the first half of the 20th century, the Kiluaea Lighthouse was a beacon visible from 90 miles in any direction. It is a freestanding structure 52 feet high. It was deactivated in 1976, around the same time it made the National Register of Historic Lighthouses. The promontory on which it is located is at the state's northernmost point. It is open to the public during the daytime. Admission to the grounds is $3 per adult and free to children under 16. The price includes admission to the lighthouse. Credit cards are only accepted in the gift shop.
I was born and lived at this lighthouse and return to it in 2003. As she still stands in all of her glory it remains as I remembered it just as my father kept it. He was the last Coast Guard lighthouse keeper before it was automated. Now it is a wilflife refuge and the boobie birds that once lived on the cliffs next to the lighthouse now live on the oppiste cliff side. There is a pink plumeria tree plant next to the main house that was plant the day I was born and it still stood when I was there. I love my lighthouse and my island.
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