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.

Alpena Light Web Site

Contact Information

Address

Alpena, MI 49707

Driving Directions

Toll Free: (800) 425-7362

Phone: (989) 354-4181

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Location of Alpena Light

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Alpena Weather

Now
CLOUDS AND SUN
57°F
CLOUDS AND SUN, humidity 82%, barometer 29.96,
wind 7 mph WSW
Thursday
Some sun with a shower in spots
74°F | 52°F
Some sun with a shower in spots
Friday
Clouds and sun, a t-storm in the p.m.
76°F | 53°F
Clouds and sun, a t-storm in the p.m.
Saturday
Clouds and sun with a shower or t-storm
75°F | 53°F
Clouds and sun with a shower or t-storm
Sunday
Partly sunny
79°F | 56°F
Partly sunny
Monday
Variable clouds with spotty showers
76°F | 54°F
Variable clouds with spotty showers

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