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Queenston: Cold War Antenna

Located in: Niagara Falls
Location #6333
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Location Owner:ground state
Creation Date: 2/24/2013
Last Updated: 1/13/2017



Description
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:

Queenston: Quarry Mine Entrance - Location #1773
Queenston: Quarry Residences - Location #6332
Queenston: Cement Works - Location #6334



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Winter Time 2016
Queenston: Cold War Antenna
Created on:1/13/2017
Created by: OliverandCompany
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Nov 17, 2012
Queenston: Cold War Antenna
Created on:3/17/2013
Created by: unoccupied
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Cold War Antenna
Queenston: Cold War Antenna
Created on:2/24/2013
Created by: ground state
5 photos


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Status: Abandoned
Category: Military



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maxman says:
8/30/2013 10:07:10 AM

If I had to guess, it was probably there because the generating stations and the Welland Canal were first strike targets.

superss says:
2/26/2013 4:14:46 PM

Years ago, one of my semi-routine missions was to try & penetrate some of the DEW lines.

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