Lake Alexander Shelter Cabin – Admiralty Island AK

Description

“The Alexander Lake Shelter Cabin is a three-sided Adirondack style shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corps on the Admiralty Island Canoe Route in 1935. The natural environment surrounding the cabin is unchanged from the 1930s. Since its construction, the shelter cabin has been maintained with materials similar to the original.”

“The cabin has a peeled log superstructure and shake walls and roof.

The structure is well-maintained, and its current appearance matches its original appearance. The sill logs on the two short sides have been replaced and are beginning to rot again; the back sill log has been replaced and is in good shape. […] The front of the shelter does not have shakes protecting the ends of the horizontal poles that were used as nailers for the wall shakes, but two trail signs are nailed to the poles.

The natural context of the shelter cabin is similar to the 1930s. Visitors have a placid view of Alexander Lake from the cabin.”

Source notes

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Lake Alexander Shelter Cabin, Admiralty National Monument, Tongass National Forest, (http://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/95001296.pdf), accessed on May 30, 2017.

U.S. Forest Service: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tongass/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=78612&actid=101), accessed on May 30, 2017.

Wikipedia page: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Lake_Shelter_Cabin), accessed on May 30, 2017.

Lake Alexander Shelter Cabin: (http://www.recreation.gov/camping/lake-alexander-cabin/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71740), accessed on May 30, 2017.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee on May 30, 2017.

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Location Info


Lake Alexander
Admiralty Island, AK 99820

Coordinates: 57.67065340108946, -134.1851854942871

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