Algoma Pier Head Light
By Dave Wobser

A red conical tower located on Lake Michigan marking the harbor entrance at Algoma, Wisconsin.

Built in 1908 as a 26-foot high conical steel plate tower with a diameter of 8-feet. The tower is topped by a 10-sided lantern housing a Fifth Order Fresnel lens.

In 1932, the original tower was placed on top a new steel base making a total height of 48 feet. The original lens has been replaced with a plastic lens.

An elevated catwalk extends from the tower part way to shore before ending. The pier on which the light sits is disconnected from the pier that is connected to the shore.

The tower is best viewed from a parking area along Lake Street near where the south pier connects to the shore. Visitors can walk out on the south pier and look across the channel.

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Photograph by Dave Wobser

Location: Algoma, Wisconsin
Date Built: 1908
Active: Yes

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