Point Retreat Light, Admiralty Island

Point Retreat Lighthouse is located on the northern tip of ninety-mile-long Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska. The island is bordered by Stephens Passage on the east and Chatham Strait on the west. Thousands of tourists view the lighthouse each year from the comfort of cruise ships that call at nearby ports during the temperate summer months, but few visitors actually set foot on expansive Admiralty Island which has only one permanent settlement, the tiny Tlingit village of Angoon. The natives call their island Kootznahoo, meaning “Bear Fortress,” and the Alaskan brown bears outnumber humans by a ratio of 2:1. Read more about Point Retreat here and Admiralty Island here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore more of Point Retreat and Admiralty Island.