DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION
- FOX-2 at LONGSTAFF BLUFF, Canada, is situated on a ridge at an altitude of approximately 500 feet. This Auxiliary Radar Station occupied 4169 acres of land. The general area in the vicinity of the station is characterized by a series of parallel east-west ridges having an average elevation of 350 feet. When approached from the air, the terrain appears to be corrugated. The bluff projects about 10 miles southward in the form of a blunt nosed tip below the neck of Baird Peninsula
- Annual precipitation, including snowfall is approximately 8 inches, being heaviest from July to October, and least from December to March. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 44 inches a year. The absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 53 and plus 75 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.
- A round trip potable water haul of 3 miles is maintained summer and winter.
Construction Era Photos for FOX-2.
The pictures below were selected from the extensive collection of Markham Cheever, the DEWLine’s Superintendent of Construction from 1953 to 1957, before the Line went operational. (Click on picture to enlarge.)
The people in the photos below, also from the Markham Cheever collection, are displayed in the hopes that someone may recognize a father, grandfather, or friend who was involved in the construction of this particular DEWLine site. (Click on picture to enlarge.)