Searchlight #7
Cape Chiniak, HD Kodiak
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The Coast Artillery installed searchlight #7 to the northwest of the other two Cape Chiniak searchlights. When needed, personnel would move the searchlight to its operating position in front of the combined power plant and shelter. It was then controlled remotely from the nearby Distant Electrical Control, or DEC, station.

Searchlight #7 exhibits the remains of a wooden structure built onto the front of the shelter, similar to remains at other searchlight sites. It is possible that these structures were installed after the war to protect and weatherproof the shelters.



DEC Station


Looking east at the station.
August 2005
The front of the station.
August 2005
Looking southwest inside the station.
August 2005
Inside the station, looking east.
August 2005



Searchlight Shelter


Looking southwest at the shelter.
August 2005
The front of the shelter.
August 2005
Looking north inside the shelter.
August 2005
Looking southeast inside the shelter.
August 2005
Detail of wooden wall segment.
August 2005
Wooden derbies, including portions from the front and north walls.
August 2005







Documents
Form 4, Searchlight #7 
Plan, Searchlight #7September 1, 1945
Detail map of area.September 1944
Area of Illumination map. 




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