October 4, 1932: "One of the curious things James C. Luff, state fire observer on Kane mountain has discovered in six years at his lofty lofty station is that people will climb the precipitous sides of Kane mountain but are afraid to go 75 feet higher into the observation tower. At the top of the tower is a glass room where Luff sits. 'Many of them don't mind climbing more than 2,000 feet up the steep mountain.' Luff said, 'but they balk at coming into the tower.' Luff's station may be removed from civilization, but it is not always lonely. Since May he has had 1,500 visitors." (The Daily Messenger)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - KANE MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER PID - OE1804 STATE/COUNTY- NY/FULTON COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - CANADA LAKE (1945)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1942 (KBJ) THIS TRAVERSE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 0.7 MILE DUE N OF CANADA LAKE POST OFFICE, ON THE SUMMIT OF KANE MOUNTAIN, ON LAND OWNED BY THE NEW YORK STATE CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT. IT IS A FOUR-LEGGED STEEL STRUCTURE ABOUT 73 FEET HIGH. THE POINT OBSERVED WAS THE MEASURED CENTER OF THE TOWER TAKEN ON THE GROUND. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE FROM TRIANGULATION STATION KANE.