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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Alpena, MI 49707

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Phone: (989) 354-4181

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Location of Alpena Light

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Alpena Weather

Now
CLEAR
63°F
CLEAR, humidity 77%, barometer 29.88,
wind 0 mph CLM
Wednesday
Less humid with increasing cloudiness
75°F | 54°F
Less humid with increasing cloudiness
Thursday
Partly sunny and pleasant
79°F | 58°F
Partly sunny and pleasant
Friday
Some sun; a t-storm, breezy and warm
83°F | 67°F
Some sun; a t-storm, breezy and warm
Saturday
Not as warm; a morning shower or t-storm
70°F | 48°F
Not as warm; a morning shower or t-storm
Sunday
Sunny
66°F | 45°F
Sunny

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