Hasselborg Lake Shelter Cabin, South – Admiralty Island AK

Description

The Hasselborg Lake North Shelter Cabin is a shelter in the Admiralty Island National Monument, part of the Tongass Forest. The Civilian Conservation Corps workers built the three-sided shelter Adirondack style cabin with a “peeled log superstructure and shake walls and roof.”

“The structure is well-maintained, and its current appearance is similar to its original appearance. The sill logs have been replaced with ones similar to the original. This was apparently not done, however, until the lower most parts of the vertical posts had rotted considerably. Replacement was done by cutting off the bottom foot or so of rotten post, and shimmying each with a whole round of the approximate same diameter and appropriate length. […] None of the roof or wall shakes is original.

The natural context, with a view overlooking Hasselborg Lake, is unchanged from the original.”

Source notes

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Hasselborg Lake Shelter Cabin South, Admiralty National Monument, Tongass National Forest, (http://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/95001300.pdf), accessed on May 27, 2017.

Wikipedia page: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasselborg_Lake_South_Shelter_Cabin), accessed on May 27, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on May 27, 2017.

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Location Info


Hasselborg Lake
Admiralty Island National Monument, AK

Coordinates: 57.652477, -134.235831

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