Point Sherman Light

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Point Sherman Light
The old Point Sherman Light
Point Sherman Light is located in Alaska
Point Sherman Light
Location Point Sherman
Lynn Canal
United States
Coordinates 58°51′11″N 135°09′06″W / 58.853126°N 135.151531°W / 58.853126; -135.151531Coordinates: 58°51′11″N 135°09′06″W / 58.853126°N 135.151531°W / 58.853126; -135.151531
Year first constructed 1904 (first)
Year first lit 1981 (current)
Automated 1981
Deactivated reduced to minor light in 1917 and discontinued in 1932
Foundation concrete blocks
Construction wooden tower (first)
Tower shape hexagonal tower (first)
lamppost with two day marker and light (current)
Markings / pattern white tower (first)
Height 42 feet (13 m) (first)
20 feet (6.1 m) (current)
Original lens Fresnel lens
Characteristic F W
ARLHS number ALK-015
USCG number 6-23865
Managing agent

Tongass National Forest[1]


The Point Sherman Light was a lighthouse located 38 miles (61 km) north of Juneau, Alaska, along the east side of Lynn Canal, eight miles (13 km) south of Eldred Rock Light. It is no longer standing.


Construction was completed in 1904 and the light was first lit on October 18, 1904. The original light was reduced to a minor light shortly before 1917. In 1932, the station was transferred to the Forest Service and replaced by a nearby buoy. A dayboard and a light were placed on the site of the original light in 1981.

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  1. ^ Point Sherman The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 June 2016
  2. ^ Alaska Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 8 June 2016

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