Alpena Lighthouse
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Location: Site Five
Sponsored by: Mohave County AZ, Board of Supervisors
Building Craftsmen: Members of the Lighthouse Club
Light dedication: 5 November 2006
GPS:3 4 26.99' N - 114 22.38' W
Beacon flash: Red
Flash Sequence: Flashing 60 times per minute
Location: Alpean, Michigan; Lake Huron; Thunder Bay River Entrance
Station Established: 1877
Year Current Tower First Lit: 1914
Operational? Yes Automated? Yes 1974
Foundation Materials: Breakwater
Construction Materials: Cast Iron
Tower Shape: Skeletal
Height: 80-feet
Markings: Red Tower, Upper Part Enclosed
Original Lens: Fourth Order

Historical Information :
This bright red, steel frame structure has been nicknamed "Sputnik" by the people of this northern Michigan City. Resembling the Russian space satellite, it is believed to be the only lighthouse of this type in the United States. The current structure is believed to be the 3rd lighthouse in the area, following two others built during the 1800s.
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