U.S. Coast Guard
The 1915 tower here collapsed in 1947 after a tsunami undermined its foundation the previous year.
Tower Height: 20
Height of Focal Plane: 39
Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 2.5 seconds; range 8 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: Post.
This light is operational
1890: Wooden trestle beacon. 1915: White, square, pyramidal concrete tower; 32 feet tall. 1947: Wooden skeleton tower; 36 feet tall.
Date Established: 1890
Date Present Tower Built: 1975
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Keepers: Harry S. Rickard (1890-1910), Samuel Leleo (1911-1913), D.P. Kaiminaauao (1914-1915)