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NYS are longer manned. They use planes also.. Have seen some towers in Georgia, but do not know if they are manned??

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Geoff Weeks (3/20/2019)
Fire spotting tower. Maine used to have them all over the place. I used to visit the one Almanac (sp/) MT , the spotter there,  would relay messages from Millinocket, to the base further south. I don't know how many are still manned? 

In Maine there are no more manned towers.  I actually had a buddy that did that for the state.  He was running a plow truck when he finally retired...
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We had them all over here in Wisconsin, I think most are history now. I know they use spotter planes in high fire danger times, and no doubt they can look at current satellite images.


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It took two towers to determine where the fire was.  Each tower took a compass heading from the tower to the fire.  Where the headings crossed, was the location, simple triangulation
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We used to have them in the Finger Lakes Region of NYS also. Our family used to go up to the site and use the outside stone fireplace and picnic table for picnics. Us kids would race up and down the steps!! If the observer was on duty he would let us into the cubicle on top. A large table with a map and a compass pointer on it, which must have had some kind of depth perception in it to determine the distance?? I understand that this particular tower has been moved to the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse as part of a historical museum.

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Fire spotting tower. Maine used to have them all over the place. I used to visit the one Almanac (sp/) MT , the spotter there,  would relay messages from Millinocket, to the base further south. I don't know how many are still manned? 
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badgoat (3/18/2019)
On top of Ragged Mtn near Millinocket, ME yesterdayhttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/c8eaeb84-0745-4efb-ba4a-c397.jpghttp://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/00bc5e2b-af85-41bc-83bd-de75.jpg



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I'm still out on snowshoes every day, down to about a foot of snow in the woods.


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I think overall this winter has been much milder here than last winter was, even though I am sure we burned more wood this year than last, but that was due to my deciding to cut up and gather only downed trees and limb, not those that were dead but still standing. However last year we burn't up the remains of a wood pile that had a couple cords in it already cut and split.
 This season there were only a couple days that got down to near zero where as last year there were some that actually went below for a short while.
 The ground turned white 3 times though but only once did it stay on the ground for more than 3 days  and a couple of ice days. But the water did freeze once. We even got some rain this year a couple weeks back  

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