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Name: Eldred Rock Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Haines, Alaska, United States

Location: Sullivan Island, Lynn Canal.

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Photo: Bob & Sandra Shanklin
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Managing Organization:
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

Telephone: 907-766-2366


Contact Address Information:
Box 269
Alaska, 99827, United States

Eldred Rock Light is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Alaska. The Sheldon Museum is working to obtain a lease or title for the lighthouse in hopes of renovating it and opening it to the public.

Tower Height: 56

Height of Focal Plane: 91

Description of Tower: White octagonal wood tower on roof of fog signal building/keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
1906 two story wood combined keeper's quarters/fog signal building, boathouse, helicopter pad, radio tower, cistern, oil house, storage building.

Date Established: 1905

Date Present Tower Built: 1905

Date Automated: 1973

Optics: 1906: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 250 mm, solar powered. The original Fresnel lens is now on display at the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Box 269, Haines, AK 99827. Phone: (907) 766-2366. Email:

Fog Signal: First class fog siren now deactivated.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Boat and helicopter access only.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Manuel Cota (Coast Guard, 1957), Gordon Huggins (Coast Guard, 1962)


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