Mount Washington Tower Site at Alander Mountain
US 45, MA 45

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 45, MA 45 (view other lookout sites in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered September 3, 2008
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Alander Mountain
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 42° 05.330' W 073° 30.160' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 05' 20" W 073° 30' 10"
N 42.088830° W 073.502670°
Elevation 2,239 ft (682 m)


This 60' steel New York tower was first operated in 1928 and was staffed until 1930. The tower site is only about 1/5 mile from the New York Border. The tower was dismantled in 1930 and stored at the Taconic State Park. In 1933, the tower was re-erected on Washburn Mountain in Copake Falls, NY where it was operated by the Park until the New York DEC assumed control of the tower operation in 1935. The tower on Washburn operated until 1963 before it was moved again to Beebe Hill where it still stands today. Although inside Massachusetts borders, this tower was run by the New York State DEC. The tower is long gone, but four footings remained at the site as of 2005. The original Watchman's Cabin is still on site and is being used as a campsite for the Mount Washington State Forest. The cabin was in poor shape as of 2005.


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