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Name: Napo'opo'o Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Napo'opo'o, Hawaii, United States

Location: Cook Point, north side of Kealakekua Bay, Island of Hawaii.

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Photo: Mike Boucher

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Tower Height: 22

Height of Focal Plane: 27

Description of Tower: Square pyramidal reinforced concrete tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1908

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

From Mike Boucher: Napo'opo'o was a killer of a hike -- two miles one way down a path on a side of the mountain with tall grass (at least 7-feet high), crushed lava and gravel. Coming back up the 2000-foot elevation was the nastiest hike I've ever done. I recommend it for only the serious hiker.

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