Blue Mountain Fire Tower
US 109, NY 8

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 109, NY 8 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered July 6, 1995
Location Hamilton County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 52.326' W 074° 24.078' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 52' 20" W 074° 24' 05"
N 43.872100° W 074.401300°
Elevation 3,759 ft (1,146 m)
Administered by NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators N.Y. Dept. of Environmental Conservation & New York Chapter, Forest Fire Lookout Association

Description

Blue Mountain Fire Tower may be best known and most visited fire tower in the Adirondacks. The site was used as a station in the land survey of 1870 and a wooden tower was built there in 1911. The present 35’ Aermotor LS-40 tower with 7’ x 7’ steel cab was constructed by NYSDEC in 1917 and remained active until 1990. The tower was rehabilitated in 1994 and staffed by volunteers of the Blue Mountain Fire Tower Committee.

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Photos

1910s (P. Hartmann collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

1910s (P. Hartmann collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

1998 (Bill Starr photo)

1998 (Bill Starr photo)