Hadley Mountain Fire Tower
US 110, NY 9

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 110, NY 9 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered March 6, 1995
Nominated by Fred Knauf, New York Chapter, FFLA
Location Saratoga County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 22.603' W 073° 58.254' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 22' 36" W 073° 58' 15"
N 43.376710° W 073.970900°
Elevation 2,680 ft (817 m)
Administered by NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators NYDEC and the Hadley Mountain Fire Tower Committee

Description

Located west of the popular Lake George tourist area, Hadley Mountain Fire Tower was one of the original ten steel fire towers purchased by the state. The 40’ Aermotor LL-25 structure with 7’ x 7’ metal cab was placed in the middle of a 12,000-acre area that had burned repeatedly during the previous decade.

From The Aermotor Model LL-25 by Bill Starr, NHLR State Registrar: "The AerMotor Model # LL-25 was proposed to the State, and ten of these towers were ordered. All were delivered by rail road early in 1916 and nine were immediately erected at Cathead, Fort Noble, Hamilton, Makomis, Moosehead, T - Lake, Tommy, Wakely, and Woodhull Mountains. The last tower was for Ohmer Mountain although the State was unable to secure an agreement with the land owner there, so Hadley Mountain was selected to replace Ohmer. Construction of the tenth tower began late in 1916 on Hadley and was not completed until early in 1917."

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Photos

Early 1950s (Albert Brooks collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

Early 1950s (Albert Brooks collection-courtesy Bill Starr)

Hadley Mtn. Observatory Sept. 2003-courtesy Bill Starr

Hadley Mtn. Observatory Sept. 2003-courtesy Bill Starr

5/6/04 (Bob Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr)

5/6/04 (Bob Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr)