Alpena Light

Alpena Light

While the Alpena Light may not be a typical lighthouse, it does meet the criteria to be called one. Located at the mouth of the Thunder Bay River, the 80-foot skeletal tower is best viewed from the transient docks at the City of Alpena’s Marina. Called "Sputnik" (resembles the Russian space satellite) and "Little Red" by locals, it is said this oft dismissed light is "Long on duty, short on beauty." Believed to be the only lighthouse of this type in the U.S., the station was built of wood in 1877, rebuilt of wood in 1888 and finally constructed of steel in 1914. An automated active aid to navigation, the Alpena Light originally housed a Fourth Order Fresnel lens.

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Contact Information

Address

Alpena, MI 49707

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Toll Free: (800) 425-7362

Phone: (989) 354-4181

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Location of Alpena Light

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Alpena Weather

Now
CLOUDY
63°F
CLOUDY, humidity 83%, barometer 29.78,
wind 10 mph NNW
Monday
Nice with clouds and sun
68°F | 49°F
Nice with clouds and sun
Tuesday
Brief afternoon showers
69°F | 50°F
Brief afternoon showers
Wednesday
Variably cloudy with a shower possible
70°F | 49°F
Variably cloudy with a shower possible
Thursday
Clouds and sun with a shower in spots
73°F | 50°F
Clouds and sun with a shower in spots
Friday
Partly sunny and pleasant
77°F | 51°F
Partly sunny and pleasant

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