September 9, 2007

Postcards: Kilauea, Kauai

Kilauea Lighthouse on the island of Kauai, Hawaii....

Help preserve this incredible landmark...

Dedicated in 1913 the Kilauea Lighthouse served as a pivotal navigation aid for ships on the Orient run.

Today, it is one of Kauai's most visited sights with more than 500,000 annual visitors.

Time and the harsh tropic marine environment have taken their toll on these historic buildings. The result is a site now in critical condition.

Migratory birds such as the Pacific golden plover, seabirds such as the Laysan Albatross, and Hawai`i's State Bird (the Nēnē) are some of the wildlife that use this refuge...which we saw during our visit in May! So cute!

Photo credits: S.F. Castellanos

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