Thursday, September 8, 2016

Stolen Stillwater Mountain Survey Bolt Being Replaced

original 1882 nickle plated copper marker station 77A party from the NYS DEC Region Six survey division, members of the Colvin Crew, and Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower will set a brass marker below the fire tower to replace the original survey bolt that was stolen and later recovered by Adirondack Almanack reader Kyle Kristiansen in New Jersey in 2013.

That 1882 benchmark found by Kristiansen was identified as Station 77 in Verplanck Colvin’s survey of the Adirondacks and had been located on the summit of Stillwater Mountain.

station 77 bolt replacementFunds for the new marker were provided in memory of fire tower enthusiasts Doug Schelleng and Chub Yousey.

Those interested in attending can meet at the trailhead at 10 am on Monday, September 12, 2016. Drilling and resetting the new marker is expected to be completed by 2 pm.

Pictured is the original 1882 nickle plated copper marker, and the replacement marker.

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One Response

  1. Charlie Stehlin says:

    Very nice of them to do this,to dedicate their energy into preserving part of the early Adirondack history and the efforts of Mr. Colvin who had a great soul and unfortunately died in a nut house most likely a highly misunderstood man. He has certainly made an impression on me….so much that I visit his grave a few times a year.

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