The Hawaiian government established a light on Kahala Point in 1898 with John Hoopii serving as its keeper. In 1908, the Lighthouse Board replaced the ordinary kerosene lantern in use at Kahala Point with a lens lantern
. J. F Rapozo served as keeper of this new light until it was automated in 1913.
Head Keepers: John Hoopii (1898 – 1903), John F. Rapozo (1908 – 1913).
- The Lighthouses of Hawai`i, Love Dean, 1986.