Scotch Cap

Year Established:
1903
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1907
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1950
Photo Credit:
USCG
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
Sw End Of Unimak Island/aleutians
Latitude:
54° 23'47"
Longitude:
164° 44'45"
City / Town:
UNIMAK ISLAND
U.S. State:
Alaska
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. Scotch Cap
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
N/A
Disposition:
Old Art Deco Tower Destroyed by Tidal Wave in 1946
Year Tower Established:
1950
Tower Construction Material:
CONCRETE
Tower Foundation:
ROCK
Tower Shape:
SKELETAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Other Structures:
RADIOBEACON/BOATHOUSE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
No
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER BIVALVE
Year Original Lens Installed:
1904
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

SITE OF ALASKA'S FIRST COASTAL LIGHTHOUSE; MOST ISOLATED AND WESTERNMOST STATION; SOLAR POWERED.

Original tower replaced in 1940 and destroyed by sunami in 1946 then again replaced in 1950.


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jan 15, 2018