When first built, it was a bit taller, and at the top was a cabin where the Fire Ranger spent his days, watching the surrounding hills for smoke.
These towers were set up in line of sight -- and formed an early warning system for forest fires.
The original cabin from here is now on display at Algonquin Park, in the visitors' centre. But the view is still right here.
On a clear day, from our Lookout at Bondi Village Resort, you can see this tower in the distance.