Moved to the Old Sled Works in July
1998, this Forest Fire Lookout Tower (formerly known as the "Dauphin
Water Gap Tower") was a fixture for more than 50 years along Routes
22/322, a few miles west of Harrisburg, PA.
The tower had been closed for more than 30 years to foot traffic due to
lack of proper maintenance and insurance. Still it remained a visible,
outdoor icon for thousands of cars that passed by it each day. Due to
a recent highway project, this 110' dinosaur was right in the path of
progress and was destined for the scrap yard.
Luckily, a few miles away, owners of the Old Sled Works had the idea of
saving the tower and re-erecting it in their parking lot. After months
of planning and many bureaucratic hoops, the Duncannon Tower now stands
proud for all to see and enjoy. Read a feature
article in AntiqueWeek about the tower at Sled Works!
for the tower. Please call ahead to see if it is open.