|Once we started removing paint, it was riddled with cracks. MH photo|
Historically, the lighthouse has had a couple of lights in the past. The best image we have, from the Pauley era, shows a very nice light up on top. We can get a rough date for this photo based on the boat and the clothing and swimsuits worn. An earlier photo from the Holms collection also shows the lighthouse with a similar light. I am not sure when that light was removed or where it ended up. After its removal, Wayne Nakamoto remembers that there was a simple outdoor bulb type light on the top for a number of years as well. Notice also, that the lighthouse was traditionally all white, we do not have a date for the shift over to the red border.
|Lighthouse in the 70s? Note the swimming attire. From a scanned image in HIMB files.|
|Note lighthouse in lower corner. From a scanned images in HIMB files.|
Thank you to Yamashiro's Building Supplies who donated materials and paint, Simm Electic for wiring the lamp, the HIMB Facilities group for donating paint, and Troop 311.