Coast Guard honors legacy; Final Makapu’u Lighthouse keeper returns after 50 years
Ron Cianfarani, retired U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer and the final manual caretaker of the Makapu’u Lighthouse, received a guided tour from the Coast Guard’s Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Honolulu, Jan. 24, 2024. Built in 1909, the Makapu’u lighthouse was a fully manned and operational station until becoming automated in 1974. The Lighthouse has been under the maintenance and care of ANT Honolulu for the past 50 years.

Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Tyler Robertson |  VIRIN: 240124-G-OX937-7066.JPG