Stillwater Mountain Fire Tower
US 904, NY 32

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 904, NY 32 (view other lookouts in United States, New York)
Date Registered March 7, 2011
Nominated by Bill Starr
Location Town of Webb, Stillwater Reservoir
Herkimer County, New York
Coordinates N 43° 51.737' W 075° 02.011' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 51' 44" W 075° 02' 01"
N 43.862290° W 075.033510°
Elevation 2,244 ft (684 m)
Built 1919
Administered by New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Cooperators The Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower and the NYS-DEC

Description

The first lookout on this site was a tower made of timbers built in 1912. The current 47' Aermotor model LS-40 tower was erected in 1919 by the New York State Conservation Commission, now the NYS-DEC. The tower stood watch over the watershed of the Stillwater Reservoir of the Beaver River in northern Herkimer County and along a 25 mile stretch of the New York Central Railroad's Adirondack division. The fire tower also provided observation protection over the eastern forest lands owned by the Fisher Forestry and Reality Company.

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Tower in beginning stages of restoration 9/4/2010

Tower in beginning stages of restoration 9/4/2010

Cabin at bottom of mountain 9/4/2010

Cabin at bottom of mountain 9/4/2010

View northeast to Algonquin and Whiteface Mountains 9/4/2010

View northeast to Algonquin and Whiteface Mountains 9/4/2010

View of Blue and West Mountains 9/4/2010

View of Blue and West Mountains 9/4/2010

View of Pillsbury Mountain 9/4/2010

View of Pillsbury Mountain 9/4/2010