July 27, 1927: "E.J. Felt, state forest ranger at Old Forge, announces that a new fire observation tower will be erected on Tug Hill, near Boonville and Lacona. The tower will be of steel and will be 80 feet high. It is also planned this year to build a trail from Inlet to Red river for the convenience of hunters." (Courier-Freeman)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - GOMER HILL LOOKOUT TOWER NYCD PID - OE1857 STATE/COUNTY- NY/LEWIS COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - GLENFIELD (1966)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (FBQ) THIS INTERSECTION STATION IS ABOUT 3.5 MILES NW OF THE VILLAGE OF TURIN, ON THE BARE SUMMIT OF GOMER HILL, THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE VICINITY. IT IS 11.314 METERS, 37.12 FEET, E OF TRIANGULATION STATION GOMER. IT IS THE STANDARD TYPE STEEL LOOKOUT TOWER, ALUMINUM COLORED AND ABOUT 80 FEET HIGH OVERALL. IT WAS LOCATED BY TRAVERSE FROM STATION GOMER. THE ABOVE NAME IS UNCERTAIN AS THERE WAS NO ONE PRESENT AT THE TOWER.