Established as an Aircraft Warning Service post in 1942, a 20' timber tower with ODF cab was built in 1951. This was replaced in 1974 by a new tower which was blown over the following winter. Then a 53' treated timber tower with ODF cab was constructed in 1975, but was destroyed by wind in 1996. A trailer lookout was used until a replacement structure, the present 40' all-steel tower with 6x6' cab, was built in 2008. This tower remains on site, but is no longer staffed, having been replaced by an automated detection camera.
Coos FPA
12 miles northeast of Port Orford
Curry County, Oregon
Elevation 2786'

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Edson Butte L.O. Edson Butte L.O.
Photos courtesy of John McWade