High Tor

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01/01/1932 by CGS (MONUMENTED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1932 (CAE) STATION HIGH TOR BEACON IS A TALL STEEL STRUCTURE SUPPORTING A REVOLVING AERIAL LIGHT AS WELL AS TWO FLIGHT LIGHTS. IT IS LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE TALL PEAK JUST S OF THE VILLAGE OF HAVERSTRAW AND KNOWN LOCALLY AS THE TOR. NO MARKS WERE SET, HOWEVER THE CENTER OF THE TOWER IS MARKED BY A CROSS CUT IN THE ROCK AND TRIANGULATION STATION HIGH TOR IS 1.78 METERS FROM THE CENTER OF THE BEACON.
01/01/1964 by CGS (SEE DESCRIPTION)
RECOVERY NOTE BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (CFK) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF HAVERSTRAW, ABOUT 1 MILE WEST OF THE HUDSON RIVER, AT THE TOP OF A BARE MOUNTAIN KNOWN AS HIGH TOR MOUNTAIN, AND ON THE PROPERTY OF THE PALISADES PARK. IT IS A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS MAP CONTROL STATION. IT IS A 3 INCH IN DIAMETER BRASS DISK THAT IS NOT STAMPED, CEMENTED IN A DRILLED HOLE NEAR THE CENTER OF THE CONCRETE FOOTINGS OF THE RUINS OF AN AIR BEACON. TO REACH FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAYS 59 AND 304 IN THE SOUTHEAST PART OF SPRING VALLEY, GO NORTH ON NORTH MIDDLETOWN ROAD FOR 1.7 MILES TO AN OVERPASS (PALISADES PARKWAY). CONTINUE NORTH ON NORTH LITTLE TOR ROAD FOR 2.05 MILES TO A CROSSROAD (HEMPSTEAD ROAD). CONTINUE NORTH ON NORTH LITTLE TOR ROAD FOR 2.5 MILES TO A CROSSROAD (SOUTH MOUNTAIN ROAD). CONTINUE NORTH ON NORTH LITTLE TOR ROAD FOR 0.8 MILE TO THE TOP OF A RIDGE AND AN IRON PIPE GATE ON THE RIGHT. TURN RIGHT AND GO EASTERLY ON A TRACK ROAD FOR 1 MILE TO AN ANGLING CROSSROAD. CONTINUE AHEAD EASTERLY ON THE TRACK ROAD FOR 1.25 MILES TO THE END OF THE TRACK ROAD. FROM THIS POINT PACK SOUTHEAST UP A STEEP BLUFF FOR ABOUT 0.1 MILE TO THE HIGHEST POINT OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THE STATION. A TRAVERSE CONNECTION WAS MADE TO TRIANGULATION STATION HIGH TOR 1851, THE DISTANCE BEING 5.84 FEET AND 1.780 METERS.
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