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Sentinel Island Light

Lynn Canal, Juneau City and Borough, Alaska, USA
History and museums
lighthouse, landmark, sightseeing

The Sentinel Island Light is a lighthouse in Alaska adjacent to Lynn Canal.


Sentinel Island Light is located at the northern entrance to the Favorite Channel, between the mainland and Lincoln and Shelter Islands. It was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2002.

On August 5, 1910, the steamship Princess May grounded on rocks just north of Sentinel Island. Although the ship was successfully taken off the rocks on September 5, 1910, photographic images showing the ship pointing in the air at low tide became famous.

The 1930s lighthouse, replacing an earlier wooden structure, was built for $35,310. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The listing included five contributing buildings, four contributing structures, and two contributing sites.

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