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Topic: The Lookouts


In the News (Mon 11 Dec 17)

  
  sun valley guide : summer 2003 : Room with a View—Keeping an eye on 4.3 million acres
The lookout is a box of wood and glass, this particular one built in 1930.
During World War II the lookouts had another role: They were used to scan the horizon for incoming Japanese aircraft, even as far inland as Idaho.
Greenwald recalls packing in to the Big Creek Lookout in the “Frank” from the Chamberlain Basin—a two- to three-day adventure, which included fording fast-moving creeks that were as high as the stirrups of his saddle.
www.svguide.com /s03/s03firelookouts.htm   (2037 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Titanica Message Board: Murdochs view of the lookouts
I believe his words were, when asked, that he personally placed no reliance on the lookouts, and viewed their function as to assist you.
I've had some experience as a low visibilty watch (These are lookouts that are posted as far forward on the ship as possible during low visibility conditions such as fog) and I've been on or near the bridge of every ship I've ever been stationed on while underway.
The lookouts constitute extra pairs of eyes, and extra insurance, but they are not foolproof.
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org /discus/messages/5921/7748.html?1004212894   (851 words)

  
 Willamette National Forest - Lookouts
Lookouts have been an integral part of the history and development of the National Forests since the creation of the US Forest Service in 1905.
The construction and use of fire lookouts is reflective of the development of the Willamette National Forest, as well as the Forest Service in general.
By the mid-1930s, lookouts were in place in most of the prime vista location-with a few added later to offer additional protection during the construction of dams.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/willamette/recreation/lookouts   (586 words)

  
 Page 16
It has long been the belief of some researchers that visibility on the night of the Titanic disaster was so hindered by the intense mid-Atlantic darkness that the Titanic's lookouts did not have a prayer of seeing the fatal iceberg until it was too late to avoid a collision.
The Titanic's officers were apparently so utterly confident of their ability to see icebergs at great distances that they maintained the Titanic's high speed in the mistaken belief that they would have plenty of time to alter course and avoid any berg that might appear directly in the path of the ship.
Researchers who have read the present author's book, "Titanic: Safety, Speed and Sacrifice" are already familiar with the evidence which suggests that the Titanic's lookouts may have sighted and reported three separate, distant icebergs that passed by the Titanic during the half-hour that preceded her encounter with the *fatal* iceberg at 11:40 p.m.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Carpathia/page16.htm   (1109 words)

  
 Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest - Recreational Activities - Special Places - Lookouts
The lookouts are generally inaccessible until mid to late summer due to snow.
The lookout was rebuilt by the Everett Mountaineers and is available for rent.
The lookout is cared for by both volunteers and the Forest Service and is traditionally open from May to October.
www.fs.fed.us /r6/mbs/recreation/special/lookouts.shtml   (1266 words)

  
 Lookouts in the Bitterroot Valley | Hamilton Montana Real Estate | New Day Associates
Lookouts were strategically built on high points that gave a commanding view of the surrounding country.
Many of the lookouts are built far from roads well into the wilderness.
The Bitterroot also is home to 11 other lookouts, many of which are still manned each summer as part of the agency’s fire detection program.
www.newdayhomesandland.com /lookouts.htm   (506 words)

  
 The Union - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lookout organizers say telling real smoke from a barbecue, a dust cloud or diesel exhaust can be a challenge even for veteran watchers.
If smoke is spotted during a scan, the lookout heads inside the tower to the smoke chart, where he or she spins a device to identify the direction and distance of the smoke.
The names of lookout volunteers of old are etched along a beam in the tower: Joe Day, Bill Hallett and Bob Muldoon each served on the tower for decades and Afro the Fire Dog served from 1974-6.
www.theunion.com /article/20040713/NEWS/107130052/-1/THEMES25   (902 words)

  
 Kootenai National Forest, Lookouts & Cabins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lookout towers and cabins were used by the Forest Service to spot forest fires and as remote work stations.
Permits for use of recreational cabins and lookouts are issued on a first come, first served basis, and may be obtained in person or by contacting the Ranger District having administrative responsibility for the facility of your choice.
The road to the lookout is not well marked, so it is advisable to obtain an accurate map or good directions on which turnoff roads to take to the tower before heading up.
www.libbymt.com /areaattractions/lookouts.htm   (917 words)

  
 The view from above   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Remote fire lookouts, high in the Cascade Range and throughout the West, once were the pretty exclusive summertime domain of loners, lovers and poets.
Eighty percent of the Cascades' lookouts were torn down once technology supplanted the need for humans atop mountains.
Three Fingers Lookout sits atop one of the summits of Three Fingers, a peak that dominates the Snohomish County skyline east of Marysville.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /getaways/080698/look06.html   (1465 words)

  
 Metropolitan Police Department Washington D   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The purpose of this order is to establish the policy and procedures for use of radio broadcasts, lookouts, and the PD Form 106.
   Information from crime scenes, other the lookouts, shall not           be broadcast except by the official in charge at the scene or           upon the request of a supervising official of this department to           the personnel of the mobile units involved.
When notified that a flash lookout has not been broadcast within 10 minutes, the Watch Commander, Communications Division shall notify in writing the official in command of the district or division from which the mobile unit was dispatched.
www.lefande.com /MPDGOs/302.02.htm   (1284 words)

  
 PIT's Beginnings
I learned that most of the lookouts were built in the 1930s and ’40s, many by the CCC; there weren’t many left; and many were slated to be removed, as they were no longer in use and were a safety concern.
The community of Chewelah referred to it as “their” lookout, residents regularly hiked up the ski slopes in the spring and summer to picnic in its shadow, it was a much-loved view from the town in all seasons, and unlike most lookouts, it had visitors even in the winter.
One of the main goals is to save the lookouts that are left, if not in structure, at least through the stories of the people who served in them (read one woman’s story of what it means to be a lookout).
www.passportintime.com /lookouts.html   (1014 words)

  
 Lookouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lookout points were often in the beginning no more than high spots or mountain tops which may have had a crows nest, as pictured below, or just an area for a small canvas tent.
At about the same time airplanes were being used as a type of fire detection and when they spotted smoke they flew the lookout and dropped a sandbag with a note attached to it notilying the lookout of the fire's location.
This lookout was a square wood frame building with a pyramidal roof and a second story cupola extending from the middle of the main floor roof.
www.lchigh.net /library/mcclure.htm   (1000 words)

  
 Lookout Records - The Lookouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When I formed the Lookouts, I quickly became the laughingstock (I should amend that to “an even greater laughingstock”) of the remote mountain community where I was living at the time.
Already well into my 30s, I was playing music (to use the term very loosely) with a 14 year old bassist who had never played bass before and a 12 year old drummer who had never laid hands on a drum set.
The Lookouts, even several years down the road, were never noted primarily for their technical skill, but we did manage to get a good bit better.
www.lookoutrecords.com /bands/band.php3?bnd_id=33   (397 words)

  
 Watcher in the trees - By paul fattig - - July 28, 2006
Rustler Peak was first staffed by a fire lookout around 1912, although a structure wasn't built until 1917, the same year one was erected on Mount McLoughlin, rising to nearly 9,500 feet 13 air miles due south.
In addition to keeping an eye out for wildfires, lookouts also aid communications and serve as weather observers, she says.
The first fire lookout was a fellow named William Ray Parker who shot a bear in the meadow below, hence the name Parker Meadows.
www.mailtribune.com /archive/2006/0728/local/stories/lookout.htm   (999 words)

  
 GORP - Renting Fire Lookouts in the Pacific Northwest - Things to Consider
In this guide to renting fire lookouts, guard stations, ranger cabins, warming shelters and bunkhouses in the National Forests of Oregon and Washington, there are things to consider.
Although there might be clear road access to the cabin or lookout on your way in, a heavy overnight snowfall could leave you stranded there, even in late fall or early spring.
Some of the lookouts are ideal for children of any age, while others, because of their height, steep stairways, and precipitous, rocky surroundings are not.
gorp.away.com /gorp/publishers/wildernesspress/lookout.htm   (563 words)

  
 The Black Hills Pioneer, Newspapers, South Dakota, SD
The Lookouts were able to plate three more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in an attempt to get back in the game.
Karls and Watson paced the Lookouts with two hits each, while Williams, Garcia, Kaitfors, Goodrich, Golliher and Cody McKinstry all were inked for one hit apiece.
Dave Dunwoody came on in the fourth, in his pitching debut for the Lookouts this season.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=1300&dept_id=156930&newsid=16759150&PAG=461&rfi=9   (759 words)

  
 Kootenai Chronicles
A lookout tower is equipped with an assortment of cables; the individual wires are fanned out on the point of the roof, and they are drilled into the rocks at the base of the tower and cemented in place.
Libby's love for lookouts drove her to create a book that would honor the people who are lookouts and foster appreciation for the structures themselves.
The Lookout Cookbook is an artful blend of recipes, history, personal stories, and courses of action for continued preservation of forest fire lookouts.
www.museumni.org /books_lo_cb.html   (818 words)

  
 Pasco: Dreary '04 forgotten as Lookouts win state
Such is the case for the Lookouts, a team of 10-and-under players primarily from West Pasco who went 1-14 in the spring of 2004 and 15-24 that fall.
The Lookouts went 4-0 in that tourney, outscoring opponents 19-4, including a 5-2 defeat of the Clearwater Bombers for the championship.
The high-powered Lookouts offense resulted in a.389 batting average at state and.314 at district.
www.sptimes.com /2005/07/27/Pasco/Dreary__04_forgotten_.shtml   (324 words)

  
 The Daily News Online
The need for fire lookouts waned as the telephone gave way to the CB radio for communication, extensive road building for timber harvest improved access, and aerial surveillance was phased in.
Access to lookouts does vary, but generally requires driving along the forest back roads and hiking along trails of varied length and difficulty.
Fire lookouts exhibit a distinctive architectural style that is compact, conservative and efficient.
www.tdn.com /articles/2006/01/08/this_day/news02.txt   (874 words)

  
 Chattanooga Lookouts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chattanooga Lookouts are a minor league baseball team based near Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
During previous owner Joe Engel's tenure, the Lookouts won four championships -- three with the Southern Association and a fourth with the South Atlantic League.
For a time, Engel led the charge to own the Lookouts privately, with the help of several hundred fans as shareholders from 1938 to 1942.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chattanooga_Lookouts   (297 words)

  
 Evaluation and Inspection Report
According to an official from the Lookout Unit, the vast majority of lookouts are entered in the field (i.e., by immigration inspectors at POEs).
The Lookout Unit official estimated that 2-3 more contract employees are needed for the Lookout Unit to eliminate the current backlog of missing passport lookouts, while also maintaining the entry of priority lookouts, such as for visa revocations.
A Lookout Unit official stated that the Unit's workload varies and has recently increased due to augmented use and scrutiny of lookout databases after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
www.usdoj.gov /oig/reports/INS/e0202/results.htm   (4039 words)

  
 CAROLINA LOOKOUTS 18U - 2006 18U USFA WORLD CHAMPS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Carolina Lookouts won it last year as a 16 and under team and went back to win the title again as an 18 and under team.
So the Lookouts set out on their quest and made the 12 hour trip to Panama City Beach, Florida to be one of the 218 teams in the tournament.
But the tough team they are, the Lookouts tied the game 1 all and forced extra innings where the Lookouts scored 2 more runs and held on to the victory sending the Storm to the loser’s bracket.
eteamz.active.com /carolinalookouts18u/index.cfm   (3734 words)

  
 Historic Engel Stadium - Chattanooga Tennessee - Former Home of the Chattanooga Lookouts
In 1960, the Lookouts switched away from the only affiliation they had ever known since 1930, and signed with the Phillies for 2 years.
The Phillies moved the Lookouts to the Southern League, where they continued with their affiliation til 1964.
In 1976, the Oakland A's moved from Birmingham to Engel Stadium and the Lookouts were back in the Southern League.
www.digitalballparks.com /Southern/Engel25.html   (101 words)

  
 4/15/2005 - Remembering the 1976 Lookouts - Memories - Chattanoogan.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Lookouts manager Rene Lachemann said, “It was the biggest crowd I’ve seen in a park in a while, that’s for sure.” Fans were even camped out on the familiar LOOKOUTS sign on a slope in the outfield.
The Chattanooga Lookouts were in the Western division of the Southern League, where Knoxville, Columbus, and Montgomery were also placed.
When the first half of the 1976 ended, the Lookouts were percentage points ahead of Knoxville, and won a spot in the playoffs at the end of the season.
www.thechattanoogan.com /articles/article_65494.asp   (1270 words)

  
 The Black Hills Pioneer, Newspapers, South Dakota, SD
The Lookouts finish the season with a 9-14 overall record.
The Lookouts went three up and three down in the Lookouts half of the final frame, ending the game and season for the Lookouts.
The Lookouts were able to take advantage of a number of Trojan miscues to score their runs, but in the end it came back to bite them as Rapid City won the game on a Lookouts error.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=1300&dept_id=156930&newsid=16998467&PAG=461&rfi=9   (857 words)

  
 fire lookouts - trail talk - thebackpacker.com
Many of the lookouts are easy to hike to and others are difficult, almost all are worth the effort.
The lookouts get a lot of visitors in the summer so the job isn't as secluded as it used to be.
It is a cool little lookout and there was a maintenance party late last summer, but you will not find the place until July.
www.thebackpacker.com /trailtalk/thread/7443,-1.php   (1509 words)

  
 See Highlights From All of the Padres Games
The Lookouts shut the Padres down in the 1st inning while scoring 6 runs in their half of the inning.
But the Padres didn't hang their heads low...Our offense came to life in the 2nd inning scoring 6 runs with the aid of a couple of great hits and some walks.
The pitching and defense also came to life holding the Lookouts to only 1 run over the next 2 innings.
www.ou.edu /padres/Highlights.html   (567 words)

  
 Welcome To The Buck Rock Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Using lookouts and other related facilities as museums or centers for public education, as recreation rentals, or as outposts for wildlife observation and research may be the key to obtaining funds necessary for preservation project work.
To achieve the goal of saving fire lookouts and other historic facilities, much of the Foundation’s energies will be in the pursuit of generating funds.
Because of its historical significance, Buck Rock Lookout was accepted to the National Historic Lookout Register in October of 1988.
www.buckrock.org   (476 words)

  
 User Comments For the Chattanooga Lookouts - Baseball-Reference.com
And between the trolleys that the Lookouts run to and from the parking lots and decks and the free electric shuttle buses that run throughout downtown, you can park almost anywhere in downtown and get to the park without having to do too much walking.
As we were walking down the hill, we heard a muffled cheer from the stands, and I saw in the box score this morning that the Lookouts' Gabe Alvarez homered in the home half of the seventh.
A terraced bank sloping up from about the 410 ft. mark to the fence, with red and white flowers planted on it to spell "Lookouts" (all in play, except for the season Michael Jordan spent at Birmingham, when a temporary chain-link fence closed off this area and it was used for auxiliary seating).
www.baseball-reference.com /travel/usercomments.cgi?id=SLCTG   (2524 words)

  
 Yellowstone Wildland Fire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The three main lookouts are Mt. Washburn, Mt. Holmes, and Mt. Sheridan.
It's located in the north central portion of the park and sits at an elevation of 10,243 feet.
The lookouts play a key role in supporting this aspect of the fire management program.
www.nps.gov /yell/technical/fire/Suppression/Lookouts.htm   (236 words)

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