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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

Website: http://www.aklighthouse.org
Email: info@aklighthouse.org

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

Notes:
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.

Directions:
Boat or float plane access only. Auke Bay Landing Craft and Excavation can provide transportation -- see www.aukebaylandingcraft.com or email peterb@gci.net for details.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Charles E. McLeod (1926-1930)

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