Tree Point Lighthouse – Ketchikan AK


“Among the many lighthouses designed and erected by the technical staff of the Bureau of Lighthouses is the one at Tree Point, Alaska, which is an interesting example of this type of work. The machinery equipment building forms the base of the tower and is 18 feet wide by 36 feet long. The tower itself is 13 by 13 feet and 58 feet high and is surmounted by a lantern having the usual lighting and signal equipment. The entire structure is built of reinforced concrete. The project consisted of two towers of similar design on the Alaska coast. They were completed in December 1936 at a cost of $84,647.98 for the two.”

Source notes

C.W. Short and R. Stanley-Brown. "Public Buildings: A Survey of Architecture of Projects Constructed by Federal and Other Governmental Bodies Between the Years 1933 and 1939 with the Assistance of the Public Works Administration." (1939). 

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Location Info

Ketchikan, AK

Location notes:
Located near the southwestern end of the Misty Fjords National Monument, seven miles north of the Canadian border, and forty-five miles from Ketchikan.

Coordinates: 54.802870, -130.933820

One comment on “Tree Point Lighthouse – Ketchikan AK

  1. Hello, my name is Jill Marie McMurray. I’m an independent filmmaker. My grandparents, aunts and uncle and my mother lived at Tree Point Lighthouse in Southeast Alaska in 1935. I’m currently
    raising money through to shoot a short film about their life at Tree Point. I’ve also written a book titled: Beacon Bright for children based on their life on

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