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Oldest Pacific Lighthouse Editor's Pick   Oldest Pacific Lighthouse
Oldest Pacific Lighthouse
Lahaina Maui Hawaii
In 1840 King Kamehamea III ordered a nine foot wooden tower built as an aid to navigation for the whaling ships anchored off Lahaina.
It was equipped with whale oil lamps, kept burning at night by a Hawaiian caretaker who was paid $20 per year.
The tower was increased to 26 feet in 1866, rebuilt in 1905, and the present concrete structure was dedicated by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1916.
This light was first in the Hawaiian Islands and predates any lighthouse on the U.S. Pacific Coast.

© Heather Loewenhardt
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Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
    a wonderful capture!

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2/18/2013 12:48:12 AM

Mary Dimitriw
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Wonderful comp, colors and interesting background story!

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2/18/2013 4:52:45 AM

Monnie Ryan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/25/2008

Neat capture and very interesting info!

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2/18/2013 5:50:07 AM

frank w. degenhardt
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I love light houses and do you ever have a beauty here. Love that vertical look and I really enjoyed the story about it. the shape and colors against that beautiful sky is so pretty. Gorgeous look Heather.

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2/18/2013 1:29:26 PM

Emile Abbott
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Excellent presentation of this historic lighthouse, Heather.

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2/20/2013 11:02:34 AM

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