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Kaena Point

USA Latitude / Longitude: 21.57435° / -158.2794°
Description : In 1919, the Bureau of Lighthouses decided to place an unmanned acetylene light on Ka ena Point. A site was selected, building materials were hauled in, and a concrete pyramidal tower was erected at a cost of $2,479.84. Due to its remoteness, the light frequently fell victim to vandalism. Between 1980 and 1985, the light was extinguished eleven times, as senseless people shot at the lens or stole the beacon’s batteries. In 1990, the concrete tower literally fell victim to erosion and was replaced by a light atop a metal pole. In the 1980s, the Navy requested that the range of the Ka ena Point Light be increased to assist submarines. Rather than install a more powerful light on the beach, the old Ka ena Point Light was renamed the Ka ena Point Passing Light, and a navigational light was activated atop a building at the Ka ena Point Tracking Station on the bluffs behind the point. This new location for the Ka ena Point Light was selected due to the commercial power and security available at the tracking station. The new light has a focal plane of 931 feet and a range of twenty-five miles.
Type: Light Beacon
Number of Flashes: 1
Light Color: White / W
Interval of Flashing: 2s
Focal Height: 21m
Location / Area / Island: Hawaii / Oahu
Operational: Yes
Shape & Material Round Metal Post
Color of Structure White / Red

NEARBY VESSELS

Vessel Name Distance Bearing
3669159 14.42 135
VTS 3669157 14.42 135
VTS 3669156 16.5 70
STAR CHASER 17.2 148
AGATHA 17.29 148
LAURA LYNN 17.29 148
PB HANAKAHI 17.5 149
B.ACE 17.59 148
OSCAR ELTON SETTE 17.68 149
HERMES 17.68 148
KAKU 17.71 149
NRC SENTRY 17.72 149
HERCULES 20.14 166
MOUNT BAKER 20.74 156
NUNUI 21.02 150
OLYMPIC FIGHTER 21.08 149
NOKE 21.09 147
CITY OF BISMARCK 21.11 123
NOBILITY 21.97 183
ATLANTIC ROSE 22.56 153