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Relating to Hawaii's Reknowned Makapu'u Lighthouse. 

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Artist Patrick Ching has a special connection to Hawaii's lighthouses having lived and worked at the Kīlauea Lighthouse on Kaua'i as a wildlife ranger for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He also has lived near the Makapu'u Lighthouse for many years of his life.


In 2009, Ching's Naturally Hawaiian Gallery hosted the 100th Anniversary of the Makapu'u Lighthouse Celebration which included an art exhibit, a hike to the lighthouse with some of the folks who cared for the lighthouse, and a centennial T-shirt designed by Ching and drawn

by Nick Black. 

This year, a colorized version of the original centennial T-Shirt design is available.

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Inside the Light Pictures Below

Makapu'u Centennial

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On October 1, 1909 the Makapuʻu Lighthouse shone for the first time. Its twelve foot tall hyper-radiant lens is the largest in the world. Artist Patrick Ching has a longtime relationship with lighthouses. In the 1980’s and 90’s, he lived at the Kīlauea Point Lighthouse on Kauaʻi before moving to Waimānalo town in 1992. At Waimānalo, he spends many of his mornings surfing the bay below the Makapuʻu Lighthouse or running the path that overlooks it.

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