A history of the Makapuu lighthouse
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The Makapuu Lighthouse has been protecting mariners since 1909. Makapuu means “bulging eye” and refers to a Tahitian mythological creature with eight eyes.
The SS Manchuria, pictured in an old advertisement in the above photo, and her sister ships were some of the largest and fastest ships ever made in the U.S. at the time.
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