“The lighthouse of the gods” is a 19th century structure that has been vandalized in a remote Pacific village, but its owners are working on a new project that would make it a tourist attraction, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday.
The lighthouse, built in the early 1900s and located in the village of Kailua-Kona, was originally constructed by the Lakota, a Native Hawaiian people.
The village was settled by the Koolau, an Oglala Indian tribe.
It was built as a religious site for a local temple, but was eventually destroyed by fire in a firestorm in 1918.
The Koolai, who live on Oahu, have since moved to nearby Kapolei, and are planning a new structure.
In 2016, they asked the city to purchase the lighthouse for the village.
They also asked the state of Hawaii to take over the upkeep of the structure, which is expected to be completed by 2019.
The state has been in the process of renovating the structure since last year.