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HI 8L Laupahoehoe Point (historical)

Laupahoehoe means "lava leaf" or "smooth lava flat" and is an apt description of this small peninsula that was formed when lava flowed down a valley and formed a delta extending several hundred feet into the ocean. In 1890, the first light was built on Laupahoehoe Point, the outermost tip of the peninsula.

Take Highway 19 along the Big Island's eastern shore to mile marker 27. Turn onto Laupahoehoe Point drive, and follow it down to the ocean and Laupahoehoe Point Park. The light is located near the easternmost point in the park. Don't confuse the light near the boat ramp and breakwater with the real Laupahoehoe Point Light. ARLHS # HAW-026

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