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Minor light of Maui - Nakalele Lighthouse

In 1908, the Lighthouse Board selected “the most northerly point of the westerly part” of Maui, known as Nakalele Point, for the erection of a forty-foot wooden mast atop which a temporary light could be displayed. By 1910, a keeper’s dwelling had been constructed on the point and a boxlike platform was built on its roof for displaying a fixed-white light.

John M. Hanuna was keeper of the Nakalele Point Light from 1910 to 1915, when John K. Mahoe took over responsibility for the light. Luther K. Kalama was appointed keeper in 1917, and he served until the light was automated in 1922. The characteristic of the light was changed to flashing white upon automation.

Head Keepers: George N. Kanaulalena (1908 – 1909), John H. Kanekoa (1909), John M. Hanuna (1909 – 1915), John K. Mahoe (1915 – 1916), Luther K. Kalama (1917 – 1923), John Makahi (1923 – ).


  1. The Lighthouses of Hawai`i, Love Dean, 1986.

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