Lincoln Rock Lighthouse

The work of constructing the station was completed, and the station was on December 1, 1903, lighted for the first time. A cutwater was built on the south end of the pier to split the seas and prevent their breaking against the superstructure.

Lincoln Rock History

The Lincoln Rock Lighthouse is located on Lincoln Island in Clarence Strait, southeastern Alaska, about 63 miles northwest of Ketchikan and 31 miles southwest of Wrangell. The lighthouse was originally built in 1903, abandoned in 1909, and replaced by a 1911 manned fog signal. In 1944, a skeletal light tower was added, and the lighthouse was deactivated in 1968 and demolished.

At Lincoln Rock

About Us

Lighthouses are a beacon. Properly used, they’re a beacon of hope to ward off impending danger, yet protecting from and warning of danger is exactly what they’re for.

The earliest lighthouses go back to biblical times, all with a mission to protect mariners. Navigating boats & ships safely means that aids to navigation had to be used to warn of the rocks & shoals, the sudden changes of seascape, and other hazards that prevented safe passage.

The lighthouses of Alaska, which you’ll find in this site, are testament to the challenges of marine navigation, life along the coast of Alaska, and the inherent dangers that can swell up and crush a concrete structure in moments, witness Scotch Gap. Yet for the many lives that have been lost, the lives saved because of these amazing aids to navigation can barely be quantified. We hope you enjoy our site.

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