Lyon Mountain Fire Tower
US 1174, NY 39

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Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1174, NY 39 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered January 23, 2017
Nominated by Laurie Rankin
Location Chazy Highlands Wild Forest
Clinton County, New York
Coordinates N 44° 42.285' W 073° 51.764' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 42' 17" W 073° 51' 46"
N 44.704755° W 073.862733°
Elevation 3,813 ft (1,162 m)
Built 1917
Administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Description

With views north into Montreal Canada, east into the Green Mountains in Vermont and south into the high peaks of the Adirondacks, Lyon Mountain played an important role in spotting fires. This 35' Aermotor LS-40 tower was built in 1917. The fire tower was in use until the end of 1988 and was officially closed in 1989.

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