The Diamond Head Lighthouse is a 57 foot white concrete pyramidal tower with a red roof. It sits seemingly on the side of a sharp cliff when viewed from seaward, and at night the light can be seen up to 18 miles by the mariner. The Lighthouse and accompanying buildings have not changed since 1917. Today, this station also serves as quarters for the commander of the 14th coast guard district. The Diamond Head Lighthouse was first established in 1899 to guide mariners into the then budding port of Honolulu and is significant for its association with the expanding port.
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