Alpena Light

Alpena Light

Alpena Light Web Site

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
P/SUNNY
48°F
P/SUNNY, humidity 43%, barometer 30.33,
wind 12 mph NW
Friday
Mostly sunny and cold
38°F | 25°F
Mostly sunny and cold
Saturday
Mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer
51°F | 29°F
Mostly cloudy, breezy and warmer
Sunday
Mostly cloudy with a little rain
44°F | 28°F
Mostly cloudy with a little rain
Monday
Chilly with clouds and breaks of sun
47°F | 24°F
Chilly with clouds and breaks of sun
Tuesday
Mainly cloudy and chilly with rain
45°F | 29°F
Mainly cloudy and chilly with rain

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