1933: The Washington Forest Fire Association cooperated with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the erection of a lookout tower on Mt Josephine.
Activated: March 8, 1942; Deactivated: October 16, 1943. Bellingham Filter Center.
1958-60: "The lookout construction work is performed by the Department's own carpentry crew. In the past two years, the crew completed nine lookouts at a cost averaging $8,000 apiece, one of which is located at Mt Josephine, Skagit County." (2nd Biennial Report Washington Department of Natural Resources)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - JOSEPHINE PID - TQ0688 STATE/COUNTY- WA/SKAGIT COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - HAMILTON (1989)
DESCRIBED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1939 LOCATED ABOUT 4.5 MI N. AND 1 MI E. OF HAMILTON. ON MT. JOSEPHINE, A PROMINENT, TIMBERED PEAK ON DIVIDE BETWEEN SKAGIT RIVER AND SOUTH FORK OF NOOKSACK RIVER.
STATION RECOVERY (1950)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 1950 RECOVERED AS DESCRIBED BY USGS.
TO REACH FROM HAMILTON POST OFFICE, GO 0.7 MI W. ON STATE HWY 17A TO RR. X-ING. AND GRAVEL RD. TAKE GRAVEL RD. 0.5 MI N. TO STOP SIGN. TURN RIGHT 0.1 MI E. TURN LEFT 0.3 MI N. TO LOCKED GATE (OBTAIN KEY FROM SOUND VIEW PULP CO. IN HAMILTON), GO 2.6 MI TO RD. FORK AND SIGN MT. JOSEPHINE TRUCK TRAIL. TURN RIGHT ON TRUCK TRAIL 9.7 MI TO TOP AND STATION.