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Moloka'i (Kalaupapa) Light

 
Location: Tip of the Kalaupapa Peninsula on the north shore of Molokai near Kalaupapa, HI

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Small Craft Advisory is in effect until August 24 at 6:00PM HST by NWS
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM HST THURSDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 PM HST THURSDAY. * WINDS...EAST TO NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 KNOTS.

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About Moloka'i (Kalaupapa) Light

The location of the light is Tip of the Kalaupapa Peninsula on the north shore of Molokai. The nearest city is Kalaupapa, HI. The station was first established in 1909. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1909.

The lighthouse is a on a white tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 213 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 21 nautical miles. The tower height is 138 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 28575 (U.S.)
Identification number: G7292 (International)

Molokai Light is the tallest US lighthouse in the Pacific. It is open to the public. Tours are by reservation.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for less than 5 then off for more than 5.

Moloka'i (Kalaupapa) Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Mar. 25, 1982, reference number 82001724.

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