Photo of the Diamond Head Lighthouse photographed with the DJI Mavic Pro
Lighthouses on Oahu
Aloha! Welcome to the Lighthouses of Oahu section of my website. My name is Anthony Calleja, and I am a photographer based in Oahu Hawaii.
There are 6 lighthouses on Oahu, Makapuu Lighthouse, Diamond Head Lighthouse, Barber's Point Lighthouse, Aloha Tower, Pyramid Rock Lighthouse, and Kaena Point.
Diamond Head Lighthouse
Diamond Head Lighthouse is a United States Coast Guard facility located on Diamond Head in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii.
The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980
The Diamond Head Lighthouse was featured on a United States postage stamp in June 2007
In a 2014 interview, 94-year-old veteran Melvin Bell described serving as the radio operator at the Diamond Head station during the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, and the steps he took to warn civilian vessels of the attack.
Barbers Point Light
Barbers Point Light is a lighthouse on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.
The lighthouse stands on Barbers Point outside of Kalaeloa on the southwest tip of the island. It is named after Captain Henry Barber.
The lighthouse was established in 1888. A second tower was built in 1933.
Makapuu Point Lighthouse
Makapuu Point Lighthouse is a 46-foot-tall, active United States Coast Guard lighthouse established in 1909.
Construction for the lighthouse was prompted by the grounding of the steamer Manchuria in the predawn hours on August 20, 1906 on the reefs off Waimanalo.
The lighthouse was automated in 1974 and its keepers quarters demolished in 1987, but the remnants are still visible.
The lighthouse contains a roughly 12-foot-tall French Fresnel hyper-radial lens, the largest lens in use in the United States.
The lens is able to magnify and intensify the illumination of a single electrical 1,000-watt, 120-volt light bulb.
It was damaged by a vandal firing a bullet at it, but the lens is still in service as it is no longer reproducible.
A popular day hike along the access road to the lighthouse begins at a parking lot located south of the Makapuu lookout on Kalanianaole Highway.
A second trail leads from the remnants of the keepers quarters to the lighthouse, but it is off limits to the public.
The lighthouse itself is also off limits to the public and is protected by three locked gates.