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Name: Laupahoehoe Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, United States

Location: Northeast coast of the island of Hawai'i.

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Photo: Mike & Judy Boucher

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The 1915 tower here collapsed in 1947 after a tsunami undermined its foundation the previous year.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 39

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 2.5 seconds; range 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Post.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1890: Wooden trestle beacon. 1915: White, square, pyramidal concrete tower; 32 feet tall. 1947: Wooden skeleton tower; 36 feet tall.

Date Established: 1890

Date Present Tower Built: 1975

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: Harry S. Rickard (1890-1910), Samuel Leleo (1911-1913), D.P. Kaiminaauao (1914-1915)


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