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Makapu'u Point Light

Location: Makapu'u Head, the E point of Oahu near Waimanalo, HI

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About Makapu'u Point Light

The location of the light is Makapu'u Head, the E point of Oahu. The nearest city is Waimanalo, HI. The station was first established in 1909. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1909.

The lighthouse is a white cylindrical concrete tower.

The tower has a occulting white light at a focal plane height of 420 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 19 nautical miles. The tower height is 49 ft. The light has a period of 10 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 28925 (U.S.)

Automated in 1974.

Obscured west of 011, and may be obscured westward of 154 by points northward of light. Lighted throughout 24 hours. Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. Operates during periods of darkness only.

An 'occulting' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is longer than the total duration of darkness and the interval of darkness (eclipses) are usually of equal duration. So in the 10 second period, the light is on for more than 5 then off for less than 5.

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