October 14, 1938: "The Daggett Hill tower is directly east of Simmons Settlement and is of the latest model, 120 feet high with a stairway which is well protected by hand rails. 'The view from this tower is remarkable,' Ranger DeGraff said, 'as on a clear day it overlooks the entire St Martins bay country and Les Cheneaux Islands, as well as the Pine and Carp river valleys. This fall the unusual brilliant fall colors gave the appearance of a beautiful mosaic when viewed from the tower.' " (The Evening News)
June 15, 1939: "Thomas Schlehuber, 54, died suddenly Sunday night, June 11, 1939. Acute indigestion and a slight heart attack were reported as the cause of his death. He was employed by the forest service and at the time of his death was towerman at Daggett tower near East Lake." (The Evening News)
September 30, 1966: Aerial fire detection replaced three fire towers in Mackinac County, Moran, Maple Hill and Daggett. Present plans are to retain the Moran and Maple Hill towers for emergency detection. Daggett tower is now being removed by the Missouri Conservation Department under the supervision of Howard Mondy and 10 department personnel. It will take about 3 days to dismantle the tower and it will be erected in Missouri for fire detection." (The Evening News)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - DAGGETT LOOKOUT TOWER1965 PID - RJ1104 STATE/COUNTY- MI/MACKINAC COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - PONTCHARTRAIN SHORES (1975)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1965 (LMC) THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE BASE OF THE TOWER, THE TOWER IS A 4 LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE WITH AN OBSERVATION ROOM AT THE TOP. IT IS LOCATED ABOUT 8-3/4 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF RUDYARD, 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FIBRE AND ON U.S. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.
TO REACH FROM THE POST OFFICE IN RUDYARD GO EAST ON MAIN STREET FOR 0.4 MILE TO A CROSSROAD (MACKINAC TRAIL AND STATE HIGHWAY 48). TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTH ON MACKINAC TRAIL AND HIGHWAY 48 FOR 3.05 MILES TO WHERE HIGHWAY 48 TURNS LEFT (EAST). TURN LEFT AND GO EAST ON HIGHWAY 48 FOR 1.15 MILES TO A CROSSROAD. TURN RIGHT AND GO SOUTHERLY ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 4.0 MILES TO A SIDE ROAD LEFT. CONTINUE SOUTHERLY ON THE GRAVELED ROAD FOR 2.8 MILES TO A T-ROAD. TURN LEFT AND GO EASTERLY ON A GRAVELED ROAD FOR 3 MILES TO A TRACK ROAD LEFT AND A SIGN DAGGETT TOWER. TURN LEFT AND GO NORTH ON A TRACK ROAD FOR 0.2 MILE TO THE STATION.