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CAPE HINCHINBROOK LIGHT

State: ALASKA
Location: ENTRANCE TO PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
Nearest City: CORDOVA
County: VALDEZ/CORDOVA
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1910



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1934
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/SURFACE ROCK
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ART DECO
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ATTACHED TO FOG SIGNAL BD
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 67
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1910
  • Present Optic: VRB 25 VEGA, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 235
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS IN VALDEZ HERITAGE CENTER IN VALDEZ
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1910
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters?
  • Year Constructed: 1931
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: ART DECO
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures: RADIOBEACON

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public?
NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
FIRST TOWER'S FOUNDATION WEAKENED BY EARTHQUAKES IN LATE 1920S; VALDEZ MUSEUM PLANS TO BUILD REPLICA OF 1910 TOWER IN DOWNTOWN VALDEZ



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