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Old 05-16-2010, 10:11 PM   #1
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What becomes of removed firetowers?

This is a legitimate question coming from me if you have read my recent recycling rant. Does anyone have info as to what happens to the remnants of old fire towers? Specifically, I can put to good use several sets of the lower stairs that are removed from many firetowers to prevent access. DEC is in control of this, I understand. Does anyone have specific contact information to find out about disassembled fire towers? Thank you.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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I know that the DEC has several complete fire towers in storage. At one point, there were plans to erect one of them at the Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY, just outside of Albany. Anyone who has been to Five Rivers knows that it is pretty flat, and the tower would've provided a vantage point for some views. Unfortunately, it was decided that items of Adirondacks historical importance weren't a priority at Five Rivers, and so the plan was never carried out.

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Old 06-23-2017, 08:58 PM   #3
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I've seen remnants of firetowers thrown on streambeds near the trail. Can't remember which mountain that was though.
This sounds like Debar Mt. I remember most (all?) of the tower strewn around.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:00 AM   #4
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The firetower that used to be on Little John Drive on the Tug Hill Plateau is reportedly in use as part of the gravel pit east of Fulton NY on Rt 3. One day I'll have to pull off the road and look as I can't pick it out while driving.
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:40 PM   #5
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What used to be called the #4 fire tower on the Smith Road, just off the #4 Road between Lowville and Stillwater, is now an exhibit at the NYSDEC facility, the former tree nursery in Dadville, near Lowville.
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