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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Alpena Weather

Now
P/SUNNY
60°F
P/SUNNY, humidity 40%, barometer 29.65,
wind 17 mph W
Saturday
Sunny; breezy this afternoon
62°F | 40°F
Sunny; breezy this afternoon
Sunday
Sunny to partly cloudy
52°F | 33°F
Sunny to partly cloudy
Monday
Overcast with some rain and a t-storm
52°F | 48°F
Overcast with some rain and a t-storm
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy, showers around; warmer
61°F | 40°F
Mostly cloudy, showers around; warmer
Wednesday
Cooler with times of clouds and sun
48°F | 32°F
Cooler with times of clouds and sun

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