Nawiliwili Harbor Lighthouse

Nawiliwili, Hawaii - 1906 (1933**)

Photo of the Nawiliwili Harbor Lighthouse.

History of the Nawiliwili Harbor Lighthouse

There has been numerous lighthouses at the Ninini Point dating back to 1897. This tower in the photograph above dates back to 1932. The lighthouse is a off-white color due to a local ordinance where the tower sits. The ordinance states that buildings cannot be white due to a stark contrast with the surroundings. The lighthouse stands 86 feet tall and was automated in 1953.

Here is a picture of the Nawiliwili Harbor Lighthouse before its lantern room was removed. Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard Archives.

Directions: This lighthouse sits on the island of Kauai. From the Route 56 in the town of Lihue, take Ahukini Road (Route 570) east towards the airport. At the intersection of Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road, make a right (head south) onto Kapule Highway. About a half mile down Kapule Highway, you will make a left onto Ninini Point Street. You will follow this for about 2.5 miles to the end of the road. You will end at the lighthouse.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 86.00'
Focal Plane: 118'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 21.95500 N
*Longitude: -159.33600 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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