Hawaii is often referred to as one of the most beautiful places on earth. With its tropical climate, black sand beaches and luscious landscapes, it is no wonder that it is one of the most visited tourist destinations. One site that is particularly popular is Diamond Head Lighthouse. Located in Oahu, and situated on a steep coastal cliff, Diamond Head Lighthouse is in full operation and definitely an attraction that you do not want to pass up.
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Perched on the extinct Diamond Head Volcano in Hawaii, the lighthouse was originally built in 1899, but was not fully erected until 1917. Although the days of having a conventional lighthouse keeper have passed, the purpose remains the same. The lighthouse is now a United States Coast Guard Facility that provides a warning to sailors that are nearing Waikiki Beach.
The structure is made of concrete and currently stands at 147 feet above sea level. The candlepower is strong enough to be seen as far as eighteen miles off of the shoreline, fulfilling its duty to the local mariners. Earning a spot on the National Register of Historical places has proven its significance, and shows that the antiquity will continue to inspire those who travel to Hawaii to experience it for themselves.