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SENTINEL ISLAND LIGHT

State: ALASKA
Location: LYNN CANAL/AUK BAY
Nearest City: JUNEAU
County: JUNEAU BOROUGH
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1902


Sentinel Island Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo, 1972
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1935
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1966
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME/CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED LANTERN AND ROOF
  • Shape: SQUARE TOWER ON FOG SIGNAL BUILDING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1902
  • Present Optic: VRB-25 VEGA, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 86
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1902
  • Description: WOOD FRAME DUPLEX KEEPERS RESIDENCE WITH TOWER ATTACHED AT FRONT CENTER, ORIGINAL LANTERN ROOM MOVED TO EXISTING TOWER
    Fate/Disposition: BURNED IN 1971
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1935
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: ART DECO (ATTACHED)
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN (DEACTIVATED 1995)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED 1971)

Other Structures: BOATHOUSE AND HOIST HOUSE #2 LOCATED ON DOCK, HOIST HOUSE #1, TRAMWAY, BLACKSMITH SHOP, FOUNDATIONS FOR ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSE, KEEPERS, WORKSHOP/BUNKHOUSE, WATER CISTERN, AND OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: GASTINEAU CHANNEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

National Register Status: LISTED 2002-12-02
Name of Listing: SENTINEL ISLAND LIGHT STATION (LIGHT STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MPS)
On State List/Inventory? UNKNOWN; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TRANSFERRED TO THE GASTINEAU CHANNEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT.



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