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CAPE ST. ELIAS LIGHT

State: ALASKA
Location: SOUTH END OF KAYAK ISLAND
Nearest City: CORDOVA
County: VALDEZ/CORDOVA
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1916



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1916
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1984
  • Foundation Materials: ROCK
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ART DECO
  • Shape: SQUARE ON CORNER OF FOG SIGNAL BLDG
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 55
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1916
  • Present Optic: VRB-25 VEGA, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 85
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS IN CORDOVA MUSEUM IN CORDOVA
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1916
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type:
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (DETERIORATING)
  • Year Constructed: 1916
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO THE CAPE ST. ELIAS LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #75002157
Name of Listing: CAPE ST. ELIAS LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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