Scenic USA - Hawaii
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|Photos by Mike Davis
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Kilauea Point is located on the northern tip of Kauai, and is also the northernmost point of the Hawaiian Islands. The island of Kauai has two major lighthouses; and Kilauea Point Light is the site that Far East mariners depended on most. From atop Crater Hill dramatic shoreline views sweep out over steep volcanic cliffs and the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. It was these steep cliffs that caused lighthouse work crews just as much labor raising building materials from a nearby ship as it took to build the tower. Completed in 1913, the Kilauea Point Lighthouse used the brightest Fresnel lens made. Built in France and shipped to the island, the four and a half ton, first-order lens broadcast its beam 21 nautical miles into the Pacific.
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