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.View more Alpena Lighthouse pictures