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Old 07-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Bald Mountain Firetower near Harrisville.

Ie. This one. You will have to re-scale the map to gain perspective.

Does anyone know if it's "open" to climb to the cab?

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August 10, 1933: "A forest fire near Wolf Pond, Herkimer county, just across the Lewis county line, was reported Sunday morning at 11:30. The fire was detected by Warden Bruce Ferris, who operates the fire tower on Bald Mountain, town of Croghan. He reported the fire to Ranger William Tanzer of Croghan and by 1 p.m. 25 men were on the fire area with provisions enough to last two days. The fire is thought to be on state land." (The Journal and Republican)
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Old 06-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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Ie. This one. You will have to re-scale the map to gain perspective.

Does anyone know if it's "open" to climb to the cab?

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I know this is an old post, but I have been doing recon on the fire towers throughout the state. I'm interested in getting to as many of the standing ones, as possible.

If my research serves correctly, this Bald Mountain FT is among the REMOVED...
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:56 PM   #3
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Check out this resource of all firetowers in NYS:

http://cnyhiking.com/NYStateFireTowers.htm
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I know this is an old post, but I have been doing recon on the fire towers throughout the state. I'm interested in getting to as many of the standing ones, as possible.

If my research serves correctly, this Bald Mountain FT is among the REMOVED...
Yep. There wasn't much up there. The mountain is all old logging roads going every which way and covered in blackberry brambles. Below the summit we found a big old pile of aging trash, an old stove etc. etc.
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:57 PM   #5
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Did you make it to the summit? I found this info from here

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Ownership of the Bald Mtn. observatory was transferred to the land owner, the Diamond Match Co., around 1975 following its decommission. The landowner toppled the fire tower over at that time and it now rests on the ground where it fell.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:39 PM   #6
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Did you make it to the summit? I found this info from here
We made it to the summit but I can't remember seeing bits of fire tower on the ground. Maybe they salvaged the metal.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:25 AM   #7
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I believe it resides at the DEC field office in Lowville.
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I believe it resides at the DEC field office in Lowville.
According to this, the tower at the DEC office in Lowville is from Number Four.
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