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Kauhola Lighthouse in Danger

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Postby Grover1 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:55 am


From The Honolulu Adevrtiser

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/artic ... be+removed

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:05 pm


The light is to be “Removed”…..Does that mean “Destroyed” ??

According to references, this is a reinforced concrete structure…So I would guess the answer would be Yes….. :cry:

Wonder what became of it’s Lantern…..?
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Postby wheland » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:27 pm


The light always had just the beacon- no lantern room. There are two others in Hawaii built the same way- Barber's Point on Oahu and Nawilli on Kauai.

I've been lucky enough to see all 3 up close and personal - Kuahola was the most exciting. It's at the end of a 1 1/2 mile "road" - the term road is very loosely used. In parts it's two 4 foot deep ruts that you have to stradle with a good 4 wheel drive truck to have any hope of driving out there.

Here's a link to a report I made on the trip-

http://tinyurl.com/ygssayg


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Postby Grover1 » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:20 pm


Dennis ... great link ... thanks for sharing the trip and pictures ...

Chuck, "destroyed" is used in this article ... and cannot believe
this is the picture chosen to accompany the article ...

From KITV 4 News ... http://www.kitv.com/news/21442618/detail.html

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:09 am


Re-reading both stories, I can see why there is no hope for this light…Destroy it now, or clean it up after it falls off the cliff…And looking at Dennis’ road pictures, how difficult it might be to get the right equipment back in there TO move it, plus the ground maybe not stable enough at the light to even attempt something like that….Not to mention the cost…..Still Sad, though…

Dennis, those were pretty neat shots, especially the Ariel one showing how far that small piece of land juts out there…I had no idea you had traveled out there…How many lights did you get to see in Hawaii ?
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Postby wheland » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:16 am


CHUCKX53 wrote:
Dennis, those were pretty neat shots, especially the Ariel one showing how far that small piece of land juts out there…I had no idea you had traveled out there…How many lights did you get to see in Hawaii ?


Chuck,

We actually made two trips to Hawaii.

First- 2003 Oahu 2 days, Big Island 1 /2 days and Kauai 6 days and we saw the following lights-

Oahu- Barbers Point , Diamond Head and Makapu'u

Big Island- Coconut Point in Hilo

Kauai- Nawiliwili , Kileaua

Second - 2005 Oahu 1/2 days and 7 days on big Island

Oahu- went back to all 3 above

Big Island- Coconut Point , Cape Kumukahi and Kauhola Point

We saw a couple of others on the big Island by air but I'm not sure now which ones they were.

The first trip included some California lighthouses and the second we got to anumber of Washington and Oregon lighthouses / lightships.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:23 am


Wow….Sounds like a couple of GREAT adventures……. :mrgreen:
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Postby wheland » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:34 am


CHUCKX53 wrote:Wow….Sounds like a couple of GREAT adventures……. :mrgreen:


They were - unfortunately my adventures will be on hold for the near future for the most part.

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Postby Grover » Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:51 am


...
What a cruel picture ... From Hawaii 24/7

http://www.hawaii247.org/2009/12/12/far ... ighthouse/

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:38 pm


A sure bummer for the day.... :(

Even the sky looks upset..... :x
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Postby Grover » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:09 am


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Tragic, but pretty cool image ... from The Big island Weekly

http://www.bigislandweekly.com/articles ... news02.txt

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