Lake Guerin East Shelter Cabin – Admiralty Island AK

Description

This is a historic cabin located on the east side of Lake Guerin, part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. As reported on a registration form of the National Register of Historic Places, the cabin was in ruins as of 1995. “Civilian Conservation Corps workers built the three-sided Adirondack style Lake Guerin East Shelter Cabin as part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route in the 1930s. It had a peeled log superstructure and shake walls and roof. The cabin is a jumble of flattened timbers and shakes, some bleached white and some moss-covered, with galvanized nails jutting from the wood. The site is overgrown with pushke, skunk cabbage, and other plants. A short stretch of puncheon boardwalk, made of log stringers and shakes, leads from the cabin site to the lake. It might have been a boat haul-out.”

Source notes

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Lake Guerin East Shelter Cabin, Admiralty National Monument, Tongass National Forest, (http://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/95001306.pdf), accessed on June 4, 2017.

Wikipedia page: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Guerin_East_Shelter_Cabin), accessed on June 4, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on June 5, 2017.

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Location Info


Lake Guerin
Admiralty Island, AK 99820

Coordinates: 57.6454748959653, -134.3252547053711

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