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Name: Point Retreat Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Juneau, Alaska, United States

Location: Entrance to Lynn Canal, northernmost point of Admiralty Island, west of Juneau in southeast Alaska.

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Managing Organization:
Alaska Lighthouse Association


Contact Address Information:
2116-B 2nd Street
Alaska, 99801, United States

In 2002 this light station was transferred by act of Congress to the Alaska Lighthouse Association along with 1505 acres of land. There are plans to open the station as a historical site and lodge. The lantern room of the lighthouse was removed in the 1950s, but the Alaska Lighthouse Association is having a new replica lantern room created and installed.

Tower Height: 25

Height of Focal Plane: 63

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 6 seconds.

Description of Tower: White cylindrical concrete tower on roof of fog signal building.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1 1/2 story wood frame keeper's quarters, cistern, boathouse.

Earlier Towers?
1904: Hexagonal wooden tower.

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1923

Date Automated: 1973

Optics: 1904: Fourth order (?) Fresnel lens; now solar powered 300mm optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? By arrangement.

Boat or float plane access only. Auke Bay Landing Craft and Excavation can provide transportation -- see or email for details.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Charles E. McLeod (1926-1930)


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