Cape Spencer Lighthouse

S of Yakutat at entrance of Cross Sound, Glacier Bay National Monument, Yakutat, Alaska



The first Alaskan lighthouse equipped with a radio beacon, it retains the highest degree of integrity of all Alaskan lighthouses. Its construction at the northern outlet of the Inside Passage shipping lane marked a major shift in commercial development from the southeast region to the south-central region of the future state of Alaksa. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER AK-24)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1975
Reference number
Areas of significance
Commerce; Transportation; Communications
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Water-related; Coast guard facility
Current functions
Water-related; Coast guard facility
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1924; 1925
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2
Non-contributing structures: 2
Non-contributing objects: 3