This lighthouse was the first in Hawaii and the first on the US Pacific Coast. Located in front of the Pioneer Inn, it was built in 1840 to help guide whaleboats that were coming ashore. The tower grew from a 9-foot wooden tower at construction to 26 feet in 1866. Whale oil provided the light that was kept burning by a Hawaiian lighthouse watchman. In 1905 it was rebuilt, and in 1916, the US Coast Guard dedicated the current concrete lighthouse. It is still in use. It was located in the center of Lahaina, off Front Street.

***August 2023 - Catastrophic Wildfire***

Devastating wildfires have destroyed much of Lahaina town on Maui. This includes devastation along Front Street and much of the surrounding areas. More information will be provided in a future update.

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