Mount Nimham Fire Tower
US 314, NY 21

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 314, NY 21 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered October 21, 1999
Nominated by Melanie Pien
Location Taconic Hills
Putnam County, New York
Coordinates N 41° 27.666' W 073° 43.496' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 27' 40" W 073° 43' 30"
N 41.461100° W 073.724939°
Elevation 1,340 ft (408 m)
Administered by New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators Town of Kent & New York Dept. of Environ. Conservation

Description

Located in the Taconic Hills north of New York City in Putnam County, Mount Ninham Fire Tower was built by the State of New York and the CCC in 1940. The 82'6" International Derrick Model 1937 tower LS-40 with 7' x 7' metal cab is located on state forestland. Although not used for fire detection in many years, it is maintained as a radio repeater site. Vandals burned the observer's cabin in 1994. Restoration of the tower was undertaken by the Town of Kent Conservation Advisory Commission.

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Dick Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr

Dick Eckler photo-courtesy Bill Starr