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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Toll Free: (800) 425-7362

Phone: (989) 354-4181

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Alpena Weather

Now
CLOUDY
38°F
CLOUDY, humidity 79%, barometer 30.34,
wind 6 mph NNE
Wednesday
Chilly with plenty of sunshine
49°F | 29°F
Chilly with plenty of sunshine
Thursday
Plenty of sunshine
54°F | 35°F
Plenty of sunshine
Friday
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
56°F | 41°F
Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Saturday
Breezy with clouds and sun
60°F | 40°F
Breezy with clouds and sun
Sunday
Sunny to partly cloudy
58°F | 44°F
Sunny to partly cloudy

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