GUARD ISLAND

Year Established:
1903
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1907
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2008
Photo Credit:
Anthony Melosci
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
TONGASS NARROWS ENTRANCE/CLARENCE STRAIT
Latitude:
55° 26'42"
Longitude:
131° 52'53"
City / Town:
KETCHIKAN
U.S. State:
Alaska
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. GUARD ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1924
Tower Construction Material:
CONCRETE
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
30
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
23
Tower Shape:
SQUARE ON OIL HOUSE
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Year Fog Signal Building Constructed:
1924
Fog Signal Bldg Construction Materials:
REINFORCED CONCRETE
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1903
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE, RADIO BEACON

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VRB-25 VEGA, SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1904
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017