Moloka'i (Kalaupapa) Lighthouse

Kalaupapa, Hawaii - 1909 (1909**)

Photo of the Moloka

History of the Moloka'i (Kalaupapa) Lighthouse

The lighthouse sits on Molokai in the Hawaiian Islands. This island, at one time, was a leper colony until the disease was wiped out. The lighthouse is the tallest on the Pacific Ocean, and was automated in 1966.

Directions: This lighthouse sits on the island of Molokai in the Kalauapapa National Historic Park. From what I read, access to this island is off limits unless you are with a tour group. Two such tour groups that have access to the site are Damien Tours and the Molokai Mule Ride.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 138.00'
Focal Plane: 213'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 21.20900 N
*Longitude: -156.96900 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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