Mole Harbor Shelter Cabin – Admiralty Island AK


The Mole Harbor Shelter Lookout/Cabin is a historic cabin in the Admiralty Island National Monument. It is one of several cabins in the Tongass National Forest built for public recreation during the 1930s, and is part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. “Civilian Conservation Corps workers built the Mole Harbor Shelter Cabin in the Adirondack style as a three-sided shelter along the Admiralty Island canoe route. It has a peeled log superstructure and shake walls and roof. The structure is well-maintained, and its current appearance is similar to its original appearance. […] None of the roof or wall shakes is original. The front of the shelter has a single set of shakes protecting the ends of the horizontal poles used as nailers for the wall shakes. A painted box has been recently installed by the U.S. Forest Service to hold a visitors’ register. The natural context is unchanged from the original, with a pleasant tidal flat extending into Mole Harbor, and a minor salmon stream entering it just a few dozen feet from the cabin.”

Source notes

United States Department of the Interior National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Mole Harbor Shelter Cabin, Admiralty National Monument, Tongass National Forest, (, accessed on June 5, 2017.

Wikipedia page: (, accessed on June 5, 2017.

U.S Forest Service: (, accessed on June 5, 2017.

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

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Location Info

Mole Harbor
Admiralty Island, AK

Coordinates: 57.66502367024919, -134.08558026582034

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