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Name: Cape St. Elias Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cordova, Alaska, United States

Location: South end of Kayak Island; south coast of Alaska.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Managing Organization:
Cape St. Elias Lighthouse Keepers

Telephone: 866-424-ORCA


On lease from the Coast Guard to Cape St. Elias Lighthouse Keepers. The organization began the restoration of the light station in the summer of 2000. The restored boathouse is open for overnight visitors interested in adventure travel.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 85

Description of Tower: White, art deco square concrete tower attached to fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1916 two story wood keeper's house, 1916 fog signal building, storage building.

Date Established: 1916

Date Present Tower Built: 1916

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1916: Third order Fresnel lens; now 190mm, solar powered.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Boat and helicopter access only. If you are planning to stay overnight at the station contact the Lightkeepers at or call 866-424-ORCA and they will arrange transportation from Cordova.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: ? Clark (Coast Guard, 1970-1971)

Nearby Lodging: Guests at Cape St. Elias stay in the renovated boathouse. These accommodations house up to ten people. The boathouse is rustic, but definitely comfortable.

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