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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Aloha Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Aloha Tower was considered a minor light in Hawaii. The tower was opened in 1926 and had a bright navigation light atop it to assist arriving ships. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest structure in Hawaii. The light was active from 1926 until approximately 1975.  The tower remains as a popular landmark and houses part of the Aloha Tower Marketplace with shops and restaurants.

Photos were taken in November 2006.

7 comments:

  1. I'm thinking I have seen this light on a past trip to Hawaii and never realized it was a lighthouse. Thanks for the information.

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  2. I didn't realize it had been used for that purpose either until I read a couple articles about it. Thanks for commenting. Cheers, Neal

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  3. It has really served its purpose of guiding the ships during its good times.
    Wonder what are those things hanging on both sides.

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    1. I believe those are signal flags and probably hoisted for the cruise ships which berth nearby. Cheers.

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  4. Hello Neal,
    I am a relief lighthouse keeper in B.C. who shares your fascination. I would like to link your blog to my own. Is this possible? Regards, Wendy.
    http://lifeonthebclights.blogspot.ca

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    1. Not a problem. Would be honoured. And I would like to do the same and link to yours. Cheers.

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  5. Romantic tower and place !

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