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Name: Diamond Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Location: Southern side of Oahu.

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Photo: Jim Wolfrum
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The keeper's dwelling at this lighthouse has been the residence of the 14th Coast Guard District commander since the 1940s. The lantern on the present tower came from the previous (1899) tower.

Tower Height: 57

Height of Focal Plane: 147

Description of Tower: White square concrete tower, lantern dome is red.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1921 wood keeper's bungalow.

Date Established: 1899

Date Present Tower Built: 1918

Date Automated: 1924

Optics: 1899: Third order Fresnel lens, still in use.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, Coast Guard housing.

Open To Public? No.

This light station, located southeast of Waikiki, is not open to the public.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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