Makapuu Lighthouse

After a big steamship crashed onto the rocks of Waimanalo Bay and sank on a dark night, the Makapuu Lighthouse was built in 1909. Its lense was “one of the most powerful in existence” and measures 12 by 8 feet, and the lighthouse’s light can be seen 50 miles away in clear weather.

Read more about it in “Makapuu Lighthouse Needs Only the Lantern.”

“Makapuu Lighthouse Needs Only the Lantern”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, October 18, 1908
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1908-10-18/ed-1/seq-9/

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