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Name: Baranof Castle Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sitka, Alaska, United States


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Photo: Alaska State Library - Historical Collections

The Baranof Castle was built by the Russians in 1837 to be their administration building in Alaska. After the U.S. acquired Alaska in 1867, the light was kept in operation by the U.S. Army for another decade. The castle burned down in 1894.

Description of Tower: Light in cupola of castle.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1837

Date Deactivated: 1877

Current Use: Destroyed.


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