Sentinel Island Light
Sentinel Island Light
|Location||Lynn Canal, Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, United States|
|Year first constructed||1902 (first)|
|Year first lit||1935 (current)|
|Tower shape||square parallelepiped tower with lantern|
|Markings / pattern||art deco architecture,
white tower, red lantern
|Height||51 feet (16 m)|
|Focal height||86 feet (26 m)|
|Original lens||Fourth order Fresnel lens|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl W 10s.
pbscured from 152° to 296°
Sentinel Island Light Station
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
|Nearest city||Juneau, Alaska|
|Area||6.6 acres (2.7 ha)|
|Architectural style||Modern Movement, Art Deco, et al.|
|MPS||Light Stations of the United States MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||02001407|
|Added to NRHP||December 2, 2002|
Sentinel Island Light is located at the northern entrance to the Favorite Channel, between the mainland and Lincoln and Shelter Islands. It was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2002.
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.
The 1930s lighthouse, replacing an earlier wooden structure, was built for $35,310. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Other than the lighthouse, the district included four other contributing buildings, four contributing structures, and two contributing sites.
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- National Register of Historic Places listings in Juneau, Alaska
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- Turner, Pacific Princesses, at pages 109 to 112.
- 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" (PDF). National Park Service. and accompanying five photos
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- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Alaska". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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