Latlng: (43.156000, -79.081083)

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Queenston: Cold War Antenna

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Location Owner ground state
Creation Date Feb 24 2013
Status Abandoned
Category Military
Location Niagara Falls, Ontario
Site number #6333

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

Latlng: (43.156000, -79.081083)

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avatar of maxman
maxman If I had to guess, it was probably there because the generating stations and the Welland Canal were first strike targets.
Aug 30 2013
avatar of superss
superss Years ago, one of my semi-routine missions was to try & penetrate some of the DEW lines.
Feb 26 2013