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Location DB > United States > Vermont > East Haven > East Haven Radar Base
East Haven Radar Base
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created by FZRaven on 1/4/2007 12:30 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 4/7/2020 4:10 PM
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Old USAF Radar Base. Lots of old buildings (20+). It's at the top of the tallest mountain in the area so the views from the top are amazing.
 Basic Information
Type: Building, Radar Station, Military Base
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate, 14 miles in all stright up hill
Recommendation: drop everything - must see
 Physical Information

East Haven, Vermont
United States
Owner: EMDC
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  •  Interesting Features
    Most of the original building still stand, some of the smaller buildings have been knocked down. When you get to the top there are 3 radar stands, 2 smaller ones and one larger one. The large one can be climbed to the top, it is 200+ feet tall. The view from the top is amazing you can see forever.

    Most everything has been cleaned out of the buildings, they are all pretty much empty.
     Security Measures
  • locked gates
  • 3 gates on the way up, still accessible by foot
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1957
    Closed: 1963
     Required Equipment
  • Good shape, it's a long damn walk up
  •  Recommended Equipment
    Bike, Makes getting down out a lot faster
    Still looking for more information, but this is what I know so far.

    The base is fairly old, from the sources I have read it was operational from at least 1957 to 1961 when it was closed. The site was bought at some time during the early 90's by EMDC. They had plans to erect a wind farm on the site. Over a four year period they tried to get approval fro the wind farm, as of August, 2006 they have been told it's not going to happen.
     Media Coverage
    More Plans For Old Radar Base
    Board hears wind farm debate
    PSB eyes wind site up close, and from afar
    Industrial Wind's Prospects Not Too Bright In Vermont
    Public Service Board visits site of proposed wind farm
    Wind Farm Opponents To PSB: 'Slow Down!'
    Wind power vs. view
    Wind farm slips on Champion’s slippery slope
     Future Plans
    EMDC would like to erect a wind farm on the site, Right now they have been told it's not going to happen

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    Summit Pictures
    Fri, Jan 5th, 2007
    posted by FZRaven
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     Web Links
    NEUEU Site with many pictures
    Maybe if I can get permission from Zack I will move some into the gallery here.

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 4/7/2020 4:10 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Apr 7 20 at 16:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 7 20 at 16:10, Emperor Wang changed the following: Description
  • on Apr 7 20 at 16:09, Emperor Wang changed the following: Notes for Mods, History, Interesting Features, Web Links
  • on Apr 6 20 at 17:10, FZRaven made this location public
  • on May 23 14 at 3:33, Steed validated this location
  • on Nov 5 13 at 2:54, bornmilitia changed the following: Year Closed, Recommendation, Security Measures
  • on Jul 25 07 at 23:31, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 12 07 at 15:03, Deer changed the following: Recommendation
  • on Jul 12 07 at 15:00, Deer changed the following: Security Measures, Web Links
  • on Jan 5 07 at 14:32, nostra-YOUPPI! validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.updated oct 2020 walkthroughSkor06412/22/2020 9:22 PM by Skor
    You must log in for this feature to work.Still exists...bornmilitia09911/5/2013 2:57 AM by bornmilitia
    You must log in for this feature to work.correction...officeninja03762/11/2007 2:20 AM by officeninja
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