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CAPE DECISION LIGHT


State: ALASKA
Location: S. KUIU ISLAND/SUMNER STRAIT
Nearest City: PETERSBURG
County: WRANGELL/PETERSBURG
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1932

Photo courtesy Cape Decision Lighthouse Society
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1932
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: ROCK
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ART MODERNE
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 76
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1932
  • Present Optic: VEGA VRB-25
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
  • Height of Focal Plane: 96
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS IN CLAUSEN MUSEUM IN PETERSBURG
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

  • Fog Signal Type: HORN

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

  • Year Constructed: 1932
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: ART MODERNE (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE

Other Structures: FIRE DAMAGED TRAM, DOCK, BOAT HOUSE, AND HOIST HOUSE; WOODEN PAINT SHED W/TIN ROOF, SMALL-SPAN CONCRETE BRIDGE, WOODEN HELIPAD

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO CAPE DECISION LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LAST LIGHT STATION ESTABLISHED IN ALASKA; BOATHOUSE BURNED 1989




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