Alaska Art Deco Lighthouses   


In the late 1800’s the discovery of gold in Canada’s neighbouring Yukon Territory brought a rush of settlers and commerce to Alaska. 


5 Finger Light House, 1935

The early quickly-built wooden lighthouses were replaced in the 1920s and 1930s by an interesting group of Art Deco concrete towers.

Tree Point, 1935
Mary Island, 1937
 
 
Guard Island, 1924

 
 
Cape Decision 1932
 
Sentinel Island, 1935

The first American lighthouses in Alaska were erected in 1902.

Most were rebuilt before 1940 in a distinctive Art Deco style.

  
Point Retreat, 1923
 
Cape Hinchinbrook, 1934


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