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)