Kaniksu National Forest > Colville National Forest 39N-44E-16
July 13, 1933: “William Ritter underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Ione hospital Tuesday and is reported to be getting along nicely. He was stationed at the Sullivan mountain lookout when he suffered an attack last week.” (The Newport Miner)
1935: A round timber tower with an L-4 cab was constructed, replacing the earlier D-6 cupola cabin.
1959: A R-6 flat roof cab was constructed atop a 22 foot treated timber tower, final completion was in 1960.
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - SULLIVAN MOUNTAIN LOT PID - TO0814 STATE/COUNTY- WA/PEND OREILLE COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - GYPSY PEAK (1992)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1964 (JCC) THE STATION IS THE TOP CENTER OF THE SULLIVAN MTN. LOOKOUT TOWER, LOCATED ABOUT 8-1/2 MILES SOUTH OF THE UNITED STATES-CANADA BOUNDARY, 5-1/4 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF METALINE FALLS, 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE SULLIVAN LAKE RANGER STATION, ON THE HIGHEST POINT OF SULLIVAN MOUNTAIN. THE STRUCTURE IS BUILT OF WOOD, IS FOUR LEGGED, AND HAS AN OBSERVATION HOUSE ON THE TOP. THE OVERALL HEIGHT IS ABOUT 33 FEET.
NOTE--THIS STATION HAS APPARENTLY BEEN RELOCATED SINCE 1936.