Reilly is right about loss of the spotting tower

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I will step up to the plate for Jim Reilly in regards to the spotting tower which was very unfortunately taken down at Tod’s Point.

This left a big hole in space. It was part of the town’s history, and a great asset during World War II. From that height, you would have thought that it still could have been used to spot boats and swimmers in distress.

I, too, can relate to spotting towers, as my dad gave 500 hours of voluntary service during World War II. He would get on his old English bicycle and ride way up to the back country of Greenwich to where there was another spotting tower. I remember him taking me up there to see the tower and showing me the book of “enemy planes” which he had to learn to recognize.

We still have the medal which he was awarded for his service.

But now this tower is gone and we have to ask, what “historic” building is next for demolition?

 

Peg Rogers
Greenwich

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