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Name: Cape Hinchinbrook Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Cordova, Alaska, United States

Location: Entrance to Prince William Sound; south coast of Alaska, 65 miles south of Valdez.


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Photo: National Archives
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
This is one of the highest and most isolated of Alaska's light stations. The 1910 tower's foundation was weakened by earthquakes in late 1920s. The Valdez Museum plans to build a replica of the 1910 tower in downtown Valdez.

Tower Height: 67

Height of Focal Plane: 235

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal tower attached to fog signal building; reinforced concrete with concrete/surface rock foundation.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1931 one story concrete Art Deco keeper's house.

Earlier Towers?
1910: Octagonal concrete tower on roof of octagonal keeper's quarters, with light 235 feet above sea level.

Date Established: November 5, 1910

Date Present Tower Built: 1934

Date Automated: 1974

Optics: 1910: Third order Fresnel lens; 1967: DCB-24; 1998: VRB 25 VEGA, solar powered. The original Fresnel lens is now in the Valdez Museum, 217 Egan Drive, P.O. Box 8, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0008; phone (907) 835-2764.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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