Sentinel Island Light

The Sentinel Island Light is a lighthouse in Alaska adjacent to Lynn Canal in Alaska.


Sentinel Island Light is located at the northern entrance to the Favorite Channel, between the mainland and Lincoln and Shelter Islands. It was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2002.

On August 5, 1910, the steamship Princess May grounded on rocks just north of Sentinel Island. Although the ship was successfully taken off the rocks on September 5, 1910, photographic images showing the ship pointing in the air at low tide became famous.

Image gallery
  • Original 1902 Lighthouse – USCG archive photo

  • 1935 Lighthouse – USCG archive photo

  • Wreck of Princess May, as seen from Sentinel Island.


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