The Sentinel Island Light is a lighthouse in Alaska adjacent to Lynn Canal.

Sentinel Island Light
Sentinel Island Light
LocationLynn Canal, Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, United States
Coordinates58°32′46.5″N 134°55′23.6″W / 58.546250°N 134.923222°W / 58.546250; -134.923222
Constructed1902 (first)
Constructionconcrete tower
Height51 feet (16 m)
Shapesquare tower with lantern
Markingsart deco architecture,
white tower, red lantern
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorGastineau Channel Historical Society[1]


HeritageNational Register of Historic Places listed place Edit this on Wikidata
First lit1935 (current)
Focal height86 feet (26 m)
LensFourth order Fresnel lens
Range14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
pbscured from 152° to 296°
Sentinel Island Light Station
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
Nearest cityJuneau, Alaska
Coordinates58°32′47″N 134°55′24″W / 58.54639°N 134.92333°W / 58.54639; -134.92333
Area6.6 acres (2.7 ha)
Built1902 (1902)
Architectural styleModern Movement, Art Deco, et al.
MPSLight Stations of the United States MPS
NRHP reference No.02001407[4]
AHRS No.JUN-00085
Added to NRHPDecember 2, 2002

Location edit

The Sentinel Island Light is at the northern entrance to the Favorite Channel, between the mainland and Lincoln and Shelter Islands. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2002.

History edit

On August 5, 1910, the steamship Princess May grounded on rocks just north of Sentinel Island. Although the ship was successfully taken off the rocks on September 5, 1910, photographic images showing the ship pointing in the air at low tide became famous.[5]

The 1930s lighthouse, replacing an earlier wooden structure, was built for $35,310.[6] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[4] Other than the lighthouse, the district included four other contributing buildings, four contributing structures, and two contributing sites.[6]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Alaska". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Alaska Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 8 June 2016
  3. ^ Scotch Cape Light Lighthouse Explorer. Retrieved 8 June 2016
  4. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  5. ^ Turner, Pacific Princesses, at pages 109 to 112.
  6. ^ a b Gary H. Gillette and Kebby Kelley (November 15, 1998). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Sentinel Island Light Station / Sentinel Island Lighthouse / AHRS Site No. JUN-00085". National Park Service. and accompanying five photos

Sources edit

  • Turner, Robert D., Pacific Princesses: An Illustrated History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast, Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC (1977) ISBN 0-919462-04-9

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