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Guard Island Lighthouse
Guard Island Lighthouse,
Ketchikan, AK
*Dates of operation~~ 1924-present
*Building Material~~ Concrete
*Tower~~ 30 feet
*Elevation~~ Sea Level
*Markings~~ White
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed white
*Existing Buildings~~ Oil house (integral to tower), radio beacon
*Automated~~ 1969
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ VRB-25 Vega, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ U. S. Coast Guard
*Waterway Location~~ Tongass Narrows Entrance, Clarence Strait
*Significant Feature~~  The most accessible lighthouse in Alaska. A local tour boat
company, Guard Island Heritage, Inc., hopes to gain control of the lighthouse in order to
restore it and open it up for tours.

             LINKS
Guard Island Heritage's website
http://www.lighthouseexcursion.com/index.php/explore-our-tour/2011-08-28-07-08-57

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/Maritime/light/guard.htm

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=823
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