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Name: Cape Decision Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Sitka, Alaska, United States

Location: Entrance to both Sumner Strait and Chatham Strait, Southeastern Alaska.

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Managing Organization:
Cape Decision Lighthouse Society


Contact Address Information:
224 Katlian
Alaska, 99835, United States

This was the last lighthouse station established in Alaska. The station was leased by U.S. Coast Guard to the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society in April 1997, and the Society obtained ownership in 2004.

Tower Height: 76

Height of Focal Plane: 96

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 5 seconds.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
One story Art Deco concrete keeper's quarters integral to tower, fire damaged tramway, boathouse, hoist house, wooden paint shed with tin roof.

Date Established: March 15, 1932

Date Present Tower Built: 1929-1932

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1932: Third order Fresnel lens; 1974: DCB-24; 1996: VEGA VRB-25, solar powered. Original Fresnel lens now in Clausen Museum, 203 Fram Street, Petersburg, Alaska; Email:; Phone: (907) 772-3598.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Boat and float plane access only.

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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