Honolulu District Ohana Celebrates 111th Anniversary of Founding With Sunrise Hike to Makapu'u Lighthouse
Makapu'u Point, Hawaii (April 15, 2016) -- Makapu’u Lighthouse was built by the Corps in 1909 on a 600-foot sea cliff overlooking Makapu’u Beach in southeast Oahu. The Corps’ history in Hawaii and the Pacific began in 1905 when Lt. John Slattery became the District’s first commander. His original mission was to construct lighthouses for navigation, like Makapu’u. Makapu’u Point is an important location passed by all ships moving between Honolulu and the U.S. Mainland. The lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard navigation aid in use today.

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