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Cape St. Elias Light

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Year first lit  1916
Foundation  rock
Height  17 m
Area  404.7 m²
Added to NRHP  18 December 1975
Automated  1974
Construction  concrete tower
Opened  1915
Range  31,484 m
Nearest city  Katalla
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Location  Cape St. Elias Kayak Island Alaska United States
Tower shape  square parallelepiped tower at one corner of fog signal building.
Similar  Cape Hinchinbrook Light, Cape Spencer Light, Mary Island Light Station, Tree Point Light, Guard Island Light

The Cape St. Elias Light is a lighthouse on Kayak Island in Alaska.

History

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Congress approved the construction of a light station at Cape St. Elias in October 1913, appropriating $115,000 for the construction. construction began in 1915 and a third order Fresnel lens was installed. In 1927 the station was equipped with radio beacon facilities, which was the second such facility in Alaska. The light was automated by the United States Coast Guard in 1974. In 1998 a solar powered Vega optic was installed, replacing the original lens, which is in the Cordova Museum in Cordova, Alaska. Cape St. Elias Lighthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. It is now being leased by the Cape St. Elias Lightkeepers Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing the lighthouse.

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It began operations in 1916, which was the year that the Alaska Engineering Commission started building the Alaska Railroad "which eventually established Southcentral Alaska as the economic hub of all Alaska". This lighthouse "proved to be an indispensable navigational aid along the shipping lanes from the contiguous American states and Southeastern Alaska to Cordova, Valdez, Seward, and Anchorage." Those ports could be notified of ships arriving, by station keeper radio that also was installed in 1916.

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References

Cape St. Elias Light Wikipedia


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