Fairway Island Lighthouse

Oct. 30, 2019

Fairway Island Lighthouse, Sitka, Alaska


Location: Entrance to Peril Strait
Date Built: 1904
Type of Structure: Wooden
Operational: No
Date Automated: N/A
Deactivated: Sometime between 1917 and 1925
Height: 41' above mean high water
Characteristics: Fixed white light


  • The Thirteenth Lighthouse District inspector and engineer recommended a light be put on this site in 1900 to mark the entrance to Peril Strait, 28 miles northeast of Sitka.  The station was built in 1904 and lit on September 1st.
  • The light station was disestablished sometime between 1917 and 1925.  A system of unmanned stake lights was established in the Peril Strait.  The station itself was later replaced by a minor light.