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Name: Algoma Pierhead Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Algoma Pierhead Front Light

Nearest Town or City:
Algoma, Wisconsin, United States

Location: Ahnapee River entrance, Western Lake Michigan.

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Photo: Alan Culley
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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse was originally built in 1908 as a 26-foot tower; it 1932 it was raised to its present height by adding a cylindrical base.

Tower Height: 48

Height of Focal Plane: 42

Description of Tower: Red, conical steel tower on cylindrical steel base.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1893

Date Present Tower Built: 1932

Date Automated: 1973

Optics: The 5th order Fresnel lens was removed from the lighthouse on June 6, 2019 and put on display at the North Point Lighthouse Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Algoma now has a modern light-emitting-diode beacon.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

This lighthouse is at the end of a breakwater on the north side of the Ahnapee River entrance, near downtown Algoma. It is best viewed from the southern breakwater.

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Keepers: Ole Hansen (1896-1899), Nelson Knudsen (1899-1901), Gustavus Umberham (1901-1913), Eugene Kimball (1913-1923), C. J. Graan (1923-19??)

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