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ANGLIN LAKE

LOCATION

53-42-41.9 X 105-59-52.2   LSD 14- 36-54-28-W2

HEIGHT          80'     Heavy steel            

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION          19

NAMES of TOWERMEN

 

       
       
BEAVER HOUSE

LOCATION

53-20-32.8 X 104-27-05.9   LSD 16-1-51-16-W2

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1957

 

 
BIG SANDY

LOCATION    

54-26-31.1 X  104-20-17.9   LSD 2-15-63-16-W2   

HEIGHT              80'    HEAVY STEEL          

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

 

Albert Sager                                                                                                        During the late 1960s (from about 1966 (?) 'til his death in 1976 Albert Sager was towerman at Big Sandy Tower. He was raised in the Moose Run (Torch River area) District and lived in various places until he bought a house in Love, Sk. where he lived until his death. He spent his winters trapping an area along the Mossy River which extended from just north of the Missipuskiow River north of the Grassy Lake tower sites (there were 4) to south-east of Big Sandy Lake. This trapline was purchased by Alvin Tatlow after Albert's death.                                                                                       -   -Marvin Torwalt, www.rivertrailcountryvacations.com

BIRCH LAKE

LOCATION 

53-28-55.5 X 107-56-13.7

HEIGHT               

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN          Albert Klavins,

 

  1928            1966     1966   Feb 2013 
courtesy of Ash Lee
       
BLUE JAY

LOCATION

53-23-52.1 X 103-23-44.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
BODMIN

LOCATION

53-46-58.8 X 106-58-54.0  LSD 11-28-55-7-W3

HEIGHT          60'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

Bodmin 1926
       
       
BUFFALO  HILLS

LOCATION

55-58-49.8 X 109-17-48.9  

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
       
CANOE LAKE

LOCATION

55-07-08.9 X 108-11-53.3

HEIGHT        

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN           Adulfus Iron

NOTES -

     
1969
       
CLARKE

LOCATION

54-39-53.8 X 104-46-44.3

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
       
CLEAR LAKE

LOCATION

 

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES

Wx station Flatstone 2011 Old fire tower leg base- Don Hadden, Moe Morin, Rudy ? and ???
June 18/1959
   
CUMBERLAND HOUSE

LOCATION

 

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -  The newest Tower in the PA Region at Cumberland. The Tower was built in Late 08 -early 09. This past fire season 2009 was it's first.

     
       
       
CYPRESS (WEST BLOCK)

LOCATION

49-36.0800 X 109-55.3000

HEIGHT        

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
DIVIDE

LOCATION

53-52-35.2 X  108-26-43.2

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
       
courtesy of Ash Lee  May 20, 2013

DORE LAKE

LOCATION

54-40-34.8 X 107-14-52.7      LSD 2-2-66-9-W3

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
DUBE

LOCATION

54-46-40.2 X 197-51-34.7

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
DUCK MOUNTAIN

LOCATION

51-37-34.0 X 101-39-31.0

HEIGHT          L

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
ELK HOUSE

LOCATION

53-19--53.7 X 105-04-18.4    LSD 13-8-50-22-W2

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1957

 

 
ENGLISH CABIN

LOCATION

53-14-50.1 X 104-50-32.4    LSD 12-4-50-19-W2

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

Einer Wicker, dates unknown, pre 1960

NOTES - New cupola 1957

 

     
       
FROBISHER

LOCATION

56-27-40.3 X 108-34-06.4

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
GRANITE

LOCATION

55-43-02 X 106-35-13.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

     
       
       
GRASSY LAKE

LOCATION  ( 3 locations over the years)

53-42-49.4 X 104-08-28.4   LSD 4-15-54-15-W2

HEIGHT          105'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN -

Valerie Rogers - year unknown

NOTES - New cupola 1954

 

 

   Click here for a complete article on Grassy Tower by Marvin Torwalt

Believed to be Walter Krantz climbing the tower.  

- Walter Torwalt collection                      

Does anyone have information on this picture?

   
Walter Kraatz, who I knew well, was tower man for the Saskatchewan Department Of Natural Resources (now called Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management or SERM) at the third Grassy Lake Fire Tower which, at that time, was located just three miles east of the present site of River Trail Country Vacations. He arrived in our area in the late 1930's and took up trapping in the northern forest. He became tower man at Grassy Lake Tower in the early 1940's and retained that position along with trapping in the winter until his retirement in 1965 at the age of 67.He sold his trapline in 1966 and spent his remaining years in Creston, British Columbia, getting married for the first time in his 70's.
About 1971 a new fire tower, also called Grassy Lake Tower, was erected about 5 miles north of that site and the old tower was decommissioned and eventually dismantled  
-Marvin Torwalt, www.rivertrailcountryvacations.com

- Marvin Torwalt collection 

GREEN (LAKE)

LOCATION

54-15-19.9 X 107-46-34.5

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

     
  1970      
       

  

GREENWATER

LOCATION

52-29-09.0 X 103-27-42.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
HOLBEIN

LOCATION

53-12-39.4 X 106-08-30.4     LSD 16-14-49-2-W3

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1957

 

 
JUNCTION

LOCATION

54-51-15.0 X 105- 35-38.0

HEIGHT      100'   

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
       
LOBSTICK

LOCATION

53-39-41.4 X 102-00-38.8

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
MIDNIGHT

LOCATION

53-38-22.2 X 108-22-39.5

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

John Rule (63),

NOTES -

 J Rule 1963     1963    1963    1963
     
 1963      
MILE 13

LOCATION

52-58-00.3 X 102-37-40.5

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
MISTATUM

LOCATION

52-57-30.3 X 103-22-53

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

Terry Ukrainetz last Mistatim Towerman 2013

NOTES -

 

       
m2 m3 m4 m1 m5
Terry Ukrainetz climbing Terry going to work Terry with climbing harness on Cabin and tower Propane and water catchment tank
m6 m7 m8 m9 m10
Nice yard The new style cupola All the comforts of home Coffee is always on! "The centre of the universe is right here.."
m11 m12 m13
These 13 pics taken in Aug 2013 depict Terry Ukrainetz the "last to man" Mistatim Tower.

by 2014 cupolas and towermen were replaced by cameras

The unidentified woman is Terry's sister who was visiting. Pictures courtesy of Reg Hildebrand.
     
MISTOHAY

LOCATION

54-29-40.8 X 109-05-50.7

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
  1965   1965    
       
MOLONOSA

LOCATION

54-30-32.3 X 105-32-98.9

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
NARROWS HILLS

LOCATION

54-01-15.9 X 104-32-29.9   LSD 2-24-58-18-W2

HEIGHT          90'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

Narrow Hills Tower, was first built in 1938.
The original wooden tower was built in 1938 and manned every summer until about 1950 when a new 90 foot steel structure was erected and some years later a new ranger's cabin was built.

 

 

NELSON HILL

LOCATION

53-57-15.8 X 109-15-42.2

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

Wes Dimion (68-9)

NOTES -

 

   
  1965   1966    
       
NISBET

LOCATION

53-14-46.7 X 105-44-16.5   LSD 15-21-49-26-W2

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

  Circa 1916 Junction Ranger Tower Nisbet Forest  
       
       
NORTH CABIN

LOCATION

53-04-55.2 X 106-07-56.7   LSD 2-7-47-1-W3

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1956, 1989 North Cabin Fire burnt cabin, cupola and twisted steel tower

     
       
ONION LAKE

LOCATION

53-46-17.6 X 109-41-37.2

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

     
 1971      
       
PARKRIDGE

LOCATION

54-25-33.0 X 108-36-03.1

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
PARR HILL

LOCATION

52-17-17.9 X 102-03-16.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
       
       
PASQUIA Hills

LOCATION

53-22.1000 X 102-32.3667

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

Einer Wicker, dates unknown, pre 1960.

NOTES -

 

 
PIWEI

LOCATION

52-28-12.0 X 103-99-23.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
       
       
PORCUPINE

LOCATION

52-37.2000 X 101-49.6800

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

       
       
RABBIT HILL

LOCATION

54-20-20.5 X 107-11-45.5   LSD 3-7-62-8-W3

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - rebuilt 1947

 

     
       
       
RIDGE

LOCATION

5353-36-55.9 X 105-17-40.2   LSD 4-35-53-23-W2

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

     
       
       
ROUND HILL

LOCATION

53-55-40.3 X 105-28-56.1   LSD 9-15-57-24-W2

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
SALT CREEK

LOCATION

54-43-12.1 X 108-30-39.8

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
         1968         
               These 8 pictures thanks to Derek Gibson, August 9 /2015, showing cupola removed for camera installation and the view from ground level.
STUART LAKE

LOCATION

54-13-47.2 X 104-53-25.9   LSD 4=35-60-20-W2

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

     
       
       
TATAKOSE

LOCATION

54-33-45.9 X 109-36-11.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
THUNDER MOUNTAIN

LOCATION

54-37-19.4 X 106-14-07.8

HEIGHT        

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

Einer Wicker, dates unknown, pre 1960

NOTES -

 

   
       
       
TOCKER LAKE

LOCATION

56-48-09.3 X 109-07-48.6

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
TORCH

LOCATION

53-40-52.7 X 104-39-48.0

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
USHTA

LOCATION

52-15-36.2 X 102-38-11.7

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

     
       
       
VIMY

LOCATION

53-49-38.4 X 107-32-45.4

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
WAPPAWEEKA (CLARKE)

LOCATION

54-52-20.0 X 104-20-13.0            35-65-29-W2 UNSURVEYED

HEIGHT          90'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
WHITE FOX

LOCATION

53-34-28.4 X 103-44-03.4   LSD 7-17-53-12-W2

HEIGHT          80'    HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

Valerie Rogers - year unknown
LOCKWOOD LAKE

LOCATION

55-37.8125 X 109-13.1250

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

   
       
       
WATAPI

LOCATION

54-18.5333 X 109-39.0667

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
BOUNDARY

LOCATION

53-57.0167 X 106-44.5000

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
LARS

LOCATION

                         LSD 5-35-48-21-W2

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1956

 

 
NORTHEND

LOCATION

                                   LSD 9-3-64-24-W2

HEIGHT             80'      HEAVY STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
CANWOOD

LOCATION

                               NE 24-50-5-W3

HEIGHT          40'    WOOD

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
FISHER

LOCATION

                             LSD 9-6-45-1-W3

HEIGHT                 25'    WOOD POLE

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 

 
FORT HOUSE

LOCATION

                         LSD 3-27-48-19-W2

HEIGHT          80'    LIGHT STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - New cupola 1959

 

 
PISKWAKAU

LOCATION

54-30.9375 X 103-29.3750

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
WABENO

LOCATION

54-17.0000 X 106-14.0667

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
SANCTUARY

LOCATION

54-10.2833 X 106-28.4167

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
KINGSMERE

LOCATION

54-02.7333 X 108-26.3333

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
CAREEN LAKE

LOCATION

56-54,6833 X 108.09.3833

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
CYPRESS HILLS CENTRE BLOCK

LOCATION

49-39.7420 X 109-28.9720

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
LAC DES ILES

LOCATION

54-28.6333 X 109-22.6500

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
EMMALINE LAKE

LOCATION

HEIGHT         100'     STEEL

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES - OUT OF SERVICE 1995- due to Tippo Fire

 
 
COLD RIVER

LOCATION                

Alberta border

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

John Rule, Chris Rule (68-70)

NOTES -

 
   
 1964   1964    
       
FORT LA CORNE

LOCATION

 

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
WILDNEST

LOCATION

 

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
CONNELL CREEK TOWER

LOCATION

 

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
 
FISHERS TOWER

LOCATION

Macdowel Block, North of Duck Lake

1958-1963aprox., Nisbet Forest

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
     
       
       
SUNDANCE TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
   
  1965   1965    
       
   
   
  P.A. NATIONAL PARK TOWERS
BOUNDARY TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
   
March 21, 1991    
     
RABBIT TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
     
     
SANCTUARY TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991  
     
SUMMIT TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
   
March 21, 1991    
     
WABENO TOWER

LOCATION

HEIGHT:         

YEAR of CONSTRUCTION

NAMES of TOWERMEN

NOTES -

 
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991
   
March 21, 1991