Five Finger Lighthouse Society
Contact Address Information:
PO Box 22163
This was the last lighthouse station in Alaska to be automated. The property has been transferred to the Juneau Lighthouse Association, and they hope to construct new docking facilities allowing visitor access to the lighthouse.
Tower Height: 68
Height of Focal Plane: 81
Description of Tower: Concrete art deco square tower integral to keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
1935 one story concrete keeper's quarters integral to tower.
1902 lighthouse (tower on roof of keeper's dwelling) destroyed by fire in 1933.
Date Established: March 1, 1902.
Date Present Tower Built: 1935
Date Automated: 1984
Optics: 1902: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now DCB-24.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, weather forecasting center.
Open To Public? No.
Keepers: Nicholas Kashevaroff (early 1900s - was keeper for 20 years); Paul Mestrezat (second assistant, late 1930s); William Massander (Coast Guard, c. 1945); Owen Bartlett (Coast Guard, c. 1945); Luther Boles (Coast Guard, c. 1945); Robert W. Tunk (Coast Guard, c. 1969); Last Coast Guard crew: BM1 M.I. Harding, MK-2 J.P. Breneman, FN R.A. Gere, SN M.J. Rausch, dog "Neva."