Gary Smith reached out to John Ferry when they began the campaign to restore the Kilauea Lighthouse. Smith said “we are inspired by the generosity of John Ferry and the Bali Hai Ohana for their support of the restoration of the Kilauea Lighthouse. It helps to reconfirm our strong conviction that this is the right thing to do for the community.” Smith, whose local roots began in 1897, continues to lead tours at the Kilauea Point. He found the very first albatross chick in 1977! His goal is to protect the land, the wildlife and the Kilauea Lighthouse. “No one on this island would like to see this beloved lighthouse become an eyesore rather than remain standing as a significant historic symbol and attraction. We were astounded to learn the extent of its damage and our urgent need to make repairs as soon as possible. If our government’s resources cannot provide in this timeframe, we’ll fix it ourselves. We have a responsibility to the coming generation and this restoration will absolutely be done.” Ferry and the Bali Hai Ohana couldn’t agree more.
Your kokua will help. Please contact the KPNHA at 828-0384 if you have questions regarding contributing to the campaign to preserve the Kilauea Lighthouse. Gifts are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to KPNHA Lighthouse Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 1130, Kilauea, Hawaii 96754.