The Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association secured a necessary grant on their quest to lease the remote island property just south of Haines.
A private plane crashed in November 2015 near Eldred Rock in the Lynn Canal, injuring four Haines residents, who swam to shore to save themselves. An investigation into the incident is now complete, but it’s still unclear why the plane went down.
A private plane crashed near Eldred Rock Wednesday afternoon. It was carrying three passengers and a pilot.
Eldred Rock wind speed and wind direction sensors have not been working for a couple of weeks, frustrating both the Lynn Canal gillnet fleet and National Weather Service. The instruments record weather conditions used on NOAA weather radio observations and in forecasts, important information for Lynn Canal mariners and pilots. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Joel Curtis says the…