The Five Finger Lighthouse is a historic lighthouse located at the confluence of Stephen’s Passage and Frederick Sound, Southeast Alaska. The island that hosts this iconic structure is the home to nesting seabirds, foraging songbirds, stellar sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, harbor porpoise, and of course humpback whales.
Part of the mandate of the Juneau Lighthouse Association is to share the natural and cultural resources associated with this small island and the beacon that is located here. While it is easy to recognize the value of preserving the view from the 18.3 meter tower, what one can see from the lighthouse can be almost overshadowed by what one can hear from the lighthouse.
Click below to listen to the sounds of the humpback whales that forage only meters from the cliffs of the Five Finger Islands. The recordings were made as part of a long term acoustics project based out of the Five Finger Lighthouse and can be heard on this webpage, as well as from the speakers stationed inside the lighthouse itself.
The Juneau Lighthouse Association is a non-profit organization. The maintenance and preservation of this structure and the research conducted therein is supported by private donations and the hard work of dedicated volunteers. Please consider donating to maintain this historic structure!