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CAPE SPENCER LIGHT LIGHT

State: ALASKA
Location: ENTRANCE TO CROSS SOUND/ICY STRAIT
Nearest City: GUSTAVUS
County: SKAGWAY/YAKUTAT/ANGO
U.S.C.G. District: 17
Year Station Established: 1913


Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1925
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: ROCK
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE ART DECO
  • Shape: SQUARE ON CENTER OF FOG SIGNAL BLDG
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1925
  • Present Optic: VRB-25 VEGA, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 105
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS IN ALASKA STATE MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1925
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. DIAPHONE
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES COMBINED FOG SIGNAL BUILDING/KEEPERS
  • Year Constructed: 1925
  • Number of Stories: 1
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
Other Structures: BOATHOUSE, BLACKSMITH, RADIOBEACON, STORAGE BUILDING, OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Non-NPS Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #75002160
Name of Listing: CAPE SPENCER LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Documented by HABS/HAER? YES, AK-24 (WASO)

Miscellaneous:

RADIOBEACON ESTABLISHED IN 1926 WAS THE FIRST IN ALASKA; WITHIN BOUNDARIES OF A NATIONAL PARK



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