Alpena

Alpena ălpē´nə [key], city (1990 pop. 11,354), seat of Alpena co., N Mich., on Thunder Bay, an arm of Lake Huron inc. 1871. Limestone quarried nearby is used to make cement, Alpena's chief manufacture. Cement and limestone are transported on the Great Lakes by way of Alpena's harbor. The city lies in a year-round resort area and has an annual winter carnival.

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