Saunders Lake Fire Tower - June, 2015

35 kms North of Thessalon, Ontario

(The Abandoned Tower - Constructed in 1966) 

This tower is in incredibly good shape, including the Cupola.  It is also one of the last Fire Lookout Towers to be constructed in the Algoma District.  There is a 1 km trail heading west from Saunders Lake to the tower.  There is also a Geodetic on the hill, however, we were not able to locate it, due to many leaves and brush on the ground.  The former towerman cabin is on the North-West shore of the lake, on a point.  The hike to the tower from the main road is considered 'easy' with only a gradual grade heading upward.

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Wilkie Lake Fire Tower Map

The Map

 

Saunders Lake Fire Tower

Saunders Lake Tower

 

Saunders Lake Fire Tower

Better View from On Top

 

Saunders Lake Fire Tower

Base

 

Looking up tower

Looking Up The Ladder

 

Looking up the Tower

Looking Upward

 

Ontario Fire Tower - 1966

Date - 1966 - Signed:  G.B.

 

Saunders Lake Fire Tower

Semi-Distant View

 

Fire Tower

Veiw Looking West

 

Fire Tower

View Looking Down

 

Main Menu 

 

Saunders Lake

Saunders Lake