Alpena Lighthouse

Alpena, Michigan - 1914 (1875**)

Photo of the Alpena Lighthouse.

History of the Alpena Lighthouse

The lantern room sits atop a skeletal tower which is outfitted with a 190mm plastic optic. The light was originally outfitted with a fourth order Fresnel lens, but later replaced with the current plastic optic for ease of administration.

There has been a lighthouse on this site since 1875 which marks the entrance to the Thunder Bay River from Lake Huron.

Directions: From Alpena, Take US-23 south. Right where US-23 makes a right hand turn and heads south, continue straight onto East Chisholm Street. This will lead you right into a marina parking lot. From this vantage point, we could get a great shot of the Alpena Lighthouse with the help of telephoto.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 40.00'
Focal Plane: 42'
Active Aid to Navigation: Yes
*Latitude: 45.06000 N
*Longitude: -83.42300 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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