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Name: Ka Lae Light  

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Also known as: South Point Light

Nearest Town or City:
Na'alehu, Hawaii, United States

Location: Southern tip of island of Hawaii (southernmost point in U.S.)

Click to enlarge: Photo   
Photo: Ted Smith

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Ka Lae is where the first Polynesians arrived in seagoing canoes around A.D. 500.

Tower Height: 32

Height of Focal Plane: 60

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 6 seconds, visible for 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Light on white concrete post.

This light is operational

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


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