Distin Lake Cabin – Admiralty Island AK

Description

The Distin Lake Shelter Cabin is a cabin on the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the structure in 1936 as a three-sided Adirondack style log shelter cabin.

“The addition of a fourth wall, floor, wood stove, and bunks in 1960 did not alter the Adirondack style of the three original walls and roof. It is, however, only nominated for its association with the canoe route and not for its architectural style. The natural setting is unchanged from its appearance during the 1930s except for the addition of a wood shed and an outhouse. The shelter cabin continues to be used for its intended purpose, as a rustic retreat on the canoe route.”

Source notes

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Distin Lake Shelter Cabin, Admiralty National Monument, Tongass National Forest, (http://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/95001294.pdf), accessed on May 29, 2017.

U.S. Forest Service: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tongass/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=78630&actid=34), accessed on May 29, 2017.

Wikipedia page: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distin_Lake_Shelter_Cabin), accessed on May 29, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on May 29, 2017.

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Location Info


Distin Lake
Admiralty Island, AK

Coordinates: 57.63178917236461, -134.39853654667968

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