Cornell Hill Fire Tower at Wilton
US 734, NY 31

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 734, NY 31 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered May 21, 2008
Nominated by Bill Starr
Location Camp Saratoga
Saratoga County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 09.165' W 073° 42.103' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 09' 10" W 073° 42' 06"
N 43.152757° W 073.701710°
Elevation 333 ft (102 m)
Built 1924
Administered by Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park

Description

Previously owned by the Luther Forest Corporation and maintained in partnership with the Town of Wilton, Cornell Hill Fire Tower at Wilton was erected by the NY Conservation Commission in 1924. It is a 60’ Aermotor LS-20 tower with 7’x7 metal cab.

In 2011, the tower was relocated to near Camp Saratoga in the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park.

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Photos

Tower before restoration (2003)

Tower before restoration (2003)

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Tower re-erected in Wilton, NY Dec. 2010

Postcard 1940 (Randy Kneer collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

Postcard 1940 (Randy Kneer collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

1928 photo (courtesy of Laurie Rankin)

1928 photo (courtesy of Laurie Rankin)

1928 photo (courtesy of Laurie Rankin)

1928 photo (courtesy of Laurie Rankin)