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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, April 30, 2010

Kilauea Lighthouse festivities set

Associated Press

The 97th anniversary of the Kilauea Point Lighthouse Station will be celebrated tomorrow on Kauai.

The lighthouse is located at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. It was established in 1985 when land and the historic lighthouse were transferred from the U.S. Coast Guard to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lighthouse Day festivities include lighthouse tours, natural history talks, children's activities and a commemorative lighting of the lighthouse at sunset.

The lighthouse served as a pivotal navigation aid for ships on the Asia run.

Restoration efforts continue in July with repairs to the cast iron roof and lantern assembly, and stabilization of the fragile lens.