“It was one of the best experiences of my life. The Five Fingers setting is incredible – wildlife of all kinds, islands with hidden coves, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises surrounded by feeding humpbacks. It’s thrilling to live surrounded by islands and biological systems that are largely unexplored. I had such a great time poking around in different microhabitats and pondering the ecology of the islands, tidepools, and surrounding sea.”
-Jen MacDougall 2011
“My summer working at Five Finger Lighthouse exceeded far beyond my greatest expectations. There are few places in the world that can compare with Southeast Alaska, and even fewer experiences that come close to living in a remote lighthouse. From, sea kayaking, cooking fresh fish, enjoying great company, to observing some of the most fantastic animals on the planet, there was never a dull moment.
Working at the lighthouse was not only fun, but was also extremely valuable in terms of helping me build practical skills as a budding scientist.”
-Lindsey Neilson 2011