August 29, 1919: "A steel tower is expected to be placed on the top of Boreas Mountain before the snow flies. The tower is now being dragged up the mountain in sections and will soon be ready for erection. Boreas Mountain overlooks a great territory in the North Creek section of the Adirondacks." (The Adirondack Record)
September 26, 1919: "A steel tower is expected to be placed on top of Boreas Mountain before the snow flies. The tower is now being dragged up the mountain in sections and will soon be ready for erection. Joseph Hanmer of Blue Ridge is the observer stationed on the mountain." (The Adirondack Record)
January 26, 1939: "With news filtering slowly out of the Adirondack woods, it was learned only recently that a fire tower observer of the Conservation Department last winter trapped a panther. This was undoubtedly a rare catch. Finishing his work in the fall, spotting fires from the observation tower on Boreas Mountain, Ernest Hamner decided to spend the winter months hunting and trapping. No one was more surprised than he when he found a 48-pound panther in one of his traps. He promptly had the animal mounted to show disbelievers. Known by such various names as cougar, puma, mountain lion, painter and panther, this animal was thought to be just about extinct in the Adirondacks along with moose and wolves. At one time it was common as is witnessed by the number of mountains named after it. Panthers roamed almost the entire United States. Full grown ones measure about 96 inches in length and weigh approximately 150 pounds. District Forest Ranger P/J. Cunningham of North Creek who has spent his entire life in the Adirondacks, cannot remember a panther having been caught in some 40 or more years. The last one he recalls was one caught by Mitchell Sebattis between Long Lake and Long Lake West." (Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - BOREAS MT FIRE TOWER PID - PG2094 STATE/COUNTY- NY/ESSEX COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD -
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1943 (PLB) THE STATION IS THE BOREAS MT. FIRE TOWER, LOCATED ABOUT 8.0 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF THE SCHROON RIVER POST OFFICE ON THE SUMMIT OF BOREAS MT., AND ON LAND OWNED BY THE N.Y.S. CONSERVATION DEPT. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE ABOUT 60 FT. HIGH WITH A GLASS ENCLOSED CAB ON THE TOP. POINT OBSERVED UPON THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE TOWER.