U.S. Coast Guard
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
1931 one story concrete Art Deco keeper's house.
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.
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