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Name: Makapuu Point Light  

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Also known as: Makapu'u Light

Nearest Town or City:
Waimanalo, Hawaii, United States

Location: Easternmost point of Oahu.

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Photo: Bruce Robie
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse has the largest lens in use in the United States at about 12 feet high. About 40 acres around the lighthouse are managed by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 420

Description of Tower: White cylindrical brick tower with black cast iron lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1909

Date Present Tower Built: 1909

Date Automated: Jan 4, 1974

Optics: 1909: hyperradial lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is located near HI 72 in the easternmost part of Oahu. Reaching the lighthouse requires a fairly strenuous uphill hike.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Joe Pestrella (1960s)


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