Oldest Pacific Lighthouse

© Heather Loewenhardt

Oldest Pacific Lighthouse

Tiia Vissak 2/18/2013 12:48:12 AM

a wonderful capture! #1515226

Mary Dimitriw 2/18/2013 4:52:45 AM

Wonderful comp, colors and interesting background story! #10572980

Monnie Ryan 2/18/2013 5:50:07 AM

Neat capture and very interesting info! #10573121

frank w. degenhardt 2/18/2013 1:29:26 PM

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. #10573768

Emile Abbott 2/20/2013 11:02:34 AM

Excellent presentation of this historic lighthouse, Heather. #10576582

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Description

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.

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