May 3, 1934: "New lookout houses and towers will be built in the Siuslaw national forest this summer, it is announced by R.S. Shelley, supervisor. In the Waldport district a tower will be built on Grass mountain and one on Cannibal mountain, both in the vicinity of the Alsea river." (Morning Oregonian)
September 6, 1934: "Ira Jones, construction superintendent in the Siuslaw national forest, left Thursday for Cannibal mountain to look after some road work being carried on by a CCC crew." (The Eugene Guard)
September 19, 1934: "Ira E. Jones of the Siuslaw forest headquarters here left Wednesday for the Fall Creek side camp of the Mapleton 3-C camp, where he will be the rest of the week. He will inspect construction of the lookout towers being erected on Cannibal mountain and Goodwin peak." (The Eugene Guard)
1934: A lookout tower was constructed. (Six Twenty-Six)
1936: A garage and outhouse were built.
September 18, 1936: Panorama photos taken.
1948: A tower and cab built. Howard Ash, Carpenter.
1973: The final year the tower was staffed. This was the last staffed lookout on the Forest.
1975: The tower was sold for salvage and removed. The cab was converted into a chicken house by the buyer.
2001: The fire-finder was auctioned on ebay in December. The winning bid was $2000.00.
The NGS Data Sheet
DESCRIBED BY US FOREST SERVICE 1936 THIS OCCUPIED STATION IS THE CENTER OF THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE 40-FOOT TOWER WITH HOUSE ON THE SUMMIT OF CANNIBAL MOUNTAIN, ABOUT 10 MILES, AIRLINE, SE OF WALDPORT.
STATION NOT MARKED. REFERENCE DISK SET IN ROCK OUTCROP
BEST REACHED FROM YACHATS ON OREGON COAST HIGHWAY BY DRIVING E ABOUT 20 MILES OVER FOREST ROADS TO LOOKOUT. PART OF THIS ROUTE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 1936.