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Name: Cape Spencer Light (AK)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Gustavas, Alaska, United States

Location: North side of entrance to Cross Sound; western approach from Pacific to Juneau and Haines.

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Photo: Courtesy Magazine, Sept. 1958
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Managing Organization:
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Telephone: 907-697-2230


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 140
Alaska, 99826140, United States

Radiobeacon established at station in 1926 was the first in Alaska.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Description of Tower: White square concrete tower on roof of square concrete keeper's quarters and fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
One story concrete keeper's quarters (integral to tower), 1925 concrete fog signal building, boathouse, blacksmith house, storage building, oil house.

Date Established: 1913

Date Present Tower Built: 1925

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1925: Third order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24. The original Fresnel lens is now in the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801, phone (907) 465-2901.

Fog Signal: Originally diaphone horn; now automated fog horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, part of national park.

Open To Public? no


Boat and helicopter access only. The lighthouse may be seen sometimes from cruise ships approaching Glacier Bay National Park.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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