Makapu'u Point Lighthouse, 12 miles east of Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
MAKAPUU POINT LIGHT
Station Established: 1909
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1909
Automated? YES 1974
Foundation Materials: MASONRY
Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Tower Shape: CYLINDRICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: HYPER-RADIANT 1909
- All the commerce from the west coast of North America bound to Honolulu passes Makapuu Lighthouse. The largest lens in a lighthouse of the United States known as a hyper-radiant lens, is in use at this lighthouse.
- The inside diameter is 8’2 feet, sufficient for several men to stand within. Although the tower is only 46 feet high the light is 420 feet above the sea. The 115,000 candlepower light can be seen for 28 miles. The effectiveness of this lighthouse has been greatly increased in recent years through the establishment of a radiobeacon at the station. The radio signals may be heard two hundred and more miles at sea.