Diamond Head Lighthouse
Honolulu ~ Island of O`ahu ~ Hawai`i

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Inside Diamond Head Lighthouse
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The doorway leading to the circular stairway topsides
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Just inside the entry there is a collection of historical items of interest.
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Upstairs, in the room just below the lantern
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The electrical equipment and controls
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Another historical item -
Myron Kerner, of Waikiki Yacht Club operating the radio at the finish line during the 1997 TransPac. This particular moment was on 7/13/97, when the 20 year record was broken... In Dec98, Myron retired after 58 years with the National Weather Service
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Looking up at the 3rd order Fresnel lens, the priceless jewel of the lighthouse.

She's priceless because these lenses are no longer made anywhere - at any price...

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A front-view of the Fresnel lens, with Diamond Head in the background - read more on these lenses

And check out a Fresnel lens animation (kinda crude, requires QuickTime plugin)

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The view from the lantern room, looking WSW
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The TransPacific Yacht Race Finish Line sight-glass, next to the strobe light
Diamond Head Lighthouse

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