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Exterior of Transmitter Building at the Naval Radio Station 1943 Following Fire, from US Coast Guard Omega Station Records

Visual Tour

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Click on the green buttons for a closer look at the historic buildings associated with the Ha'ikū Stairs

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Historical Stairs Photos


Many thanks to Dave Jessup, Ted Urquhart, and John Flanigan for the images included here


If you have a correction or addition to an image caption, please email H Sevier at Mahalo!

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The Ha'ikū Stairs were originally made of wood and were referred to as the Haiku Ladder

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The view of Kāne'ohe from the top of the Stairs circa 1949

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Sailors on Ha'ikū Stairs circa 1949

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This cable car took workers from the floor of Haʻikū Valley to the peak some 2,800 feet above. During the radio station’s operation, most workers preferred to ride the car to the upper hoist house than climb what was originally called the Haiku Ladder


Wooden handrails along the Ridgeline with Windward Community College in the background

Sailors operating on the Ha'ikū Stairs circa 1949

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