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Lincoln Rock Light (site)

Location: a small islet in Clarence Strait near Coffman Cove, AK

Source: USCG

About Lincoln Rock Light (site)

The location of the light was a small islet in Clarence Strait. The nearest city is Coffman Cove, AK. The station was first established in 1903. The final lighthouse was first lit in 1911.

The tower had a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 58 ft above mean high water. The tower height was 41 ft.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Destroyed

Identification number: 6-22470 (U.S.)

The lighthouse contract was awarded in March of 1902, but due to problems with weather and use of substandard materials, construction was not completed until late 1903. On December 1st 1903 the station was first lit. The station continued to be plagued with bad weather when part of the landing platform was soon carried away by high seas. The station was damaged repeatedly in November 1909 and again in April of 1910 by severe weather. After establishing a temporary light, the keepers evacuated Lincoln rock in December of 1910. In 1911 congress appropriated money to reconstruct the lighthouse for a cost not to exceed $25,000. A manned fog signal station was established on a small islet about 440 yards from the lighthouse site. The construction of this new station was completed and the station was lit on October 10, 1911. The light was disestablished in 1968. The station was later demolished and only the foundation of the buildings remain.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:54 am
Sunrise: 8:10 am
Sunset: 3:53 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:09 pm

Local Marine Forecast.

Small Craft Advisory 
Southeast Alaska Coastal Waters from Dixon Entrance to Cape Suckling out 100 NM Wind forecasts reflect the predominant speed and direction expected. Seas forecasts represent the average of the highest one-third of the combined windwave and swell height. ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

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