Location Owner:ground state Creation Date: 2/24/2013 Last Updated: 1/13/2017
Many theories have been offered to describe the purpose of the structure found at this location. From research, it was a radio/microwave communications tower erected by Fleet Industries in the 1950s during the era of fear of communism. The antenna was part of the DEW (Distant Early Warning) system. Fleet was contracted by Siemens Electric to manufacture and test radar equipment ordered by the U.S. government. This tower was used to test and calibrate large parabolic dishes. Testing signals were sent from a tower at Line #9 and the Parkway in Queenston. Approximately 100 dish units were produced and calibrated at this location.
Handheld GPS coordinates: N 43 9.360 W 79 4.865
There are several other points of historic interest within hiking distance in this area. Please see these other OAP locations:
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