ALPENA

Year Established:
1877
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1901
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Chad Kaiser
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
NORTH BREAKWATER, THUNDER BAY RIVER / LAKE HURON
Latitude:
45° 03'45"
Longitude:
83° 25'46"
City / Town:
ALPENA
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
ALPENA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. ALPENA
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1914
Tower Construction Material:
CAST IRON
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE PIERS
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
44
Tower Shape:
SKELETAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1877
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
Wood Frame
Other Structures:
1891, FOG BELL WITH AUTOMATED STRIKING MECHANISM; 1920, ELECTRIC SIREN; 1932, FOG HORN; CURRENT, MODERN AUTOMATED HORN OPERATES MAY TO OCTOBER; BRICK STORAGE BUILDING (1898) NO LONGER EXTANT

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
VRB-25
Original Optic Type:
FOURTH ORDER
Year Original Lens Installed:
1914
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017