DEW Line

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Dew Line (1957-1993) - A Cold War line of radar sites across the top of Canada, through Alaska and across Greenland. Established to provided early warning of a Soviet bomber attack from the north or west.

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Dew Line Radar Sites (edit list)
ID Site Type State DEW NWS Equip Unit From To GPS Notes
COB-MAIN Cold Bay AFS AK MAIN LRR FPS-3
FPS-20A
FPS-6
FPS-117
714th 1959 1983-11-01 55.26361,
-162.88556
COB-1 Nikolski AFS AK AUX FPS-19 714th
Det 1
1959 1969-09-30 52.95972,
-168.86750
COB-2 Driftwood Bay AFS AK AUX FPS-19 714th
Det 2
1959 1969-09-30 53.97444,
-166.90500
COB-3 Cape Sarichef AFS AK AUX FPS-19 714th
Det 3
1959 1969-09-30 54.59222,
-164.87611
COB-4 Port Moller AFS AK AUX FPS-19 714th
Det 4
1959 1969-09-30 55.97806,
-160.50028
COB-5 Port Heiden AFS AK AUX FPS-19 714th
Det 5
1959 1969-09-30 56.97722,
-158.65250
LIZ-1 Cape Lisburne AFS AK UNK LRR FPS-3
FPS-20A
FPS-93A
FPS-19
FPS-117
711th 1955
1983
1983-11-01
Present
68.87000,
-166.15
LIZ-2 Point Lay LRRS AK AUX SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1957 1994 69.02417,
-163.85722
LIZ-3 Wainwright LRRS AK AUX SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1953 2007 70.61028,
-159.87000
LIZ-A Cape Sabine DLS AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.02417,
-163.85694
LIZ-B Icy Cape DLS AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 70.28972,
-161.91110
LIZ-C Peard Bay DLS AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 70.80806,
-158.25889
POW-MAIN Point Barrow LRRS AK MAIN LRR FPS-19
FPS-117
Civilian
Contract
1957 Present 71.32722,
-156.63610
POW-1 Lonely AK AUX SRR FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 Present 70.91028,
-153.23972
POW-2 Oliktok AK AUX LRR FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 Present 70.49833,
-149.88944
POW-3 Flaxman Island AK AUX SRR FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 2007 70.17611,
-146.85528
POW-A Cape Simpson AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 71.05722,
-154.72750
POW-B Kogru AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 70.57667,
-152.26556
POW-C McIntyre AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 70.40278,
-148.67944
POW-D Brownlow Point AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.97472,
-144.83583


BAR-MAIN Barter Island LLRS AK MAIN LRR FPS-19
FPS-117
Civilian
Contract
1957
1990-11-15
1989
Present
70.13028,
-143.63917
BAR-1 Komakuk Beach YT AUX SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1957 1993 69.59472,
-140.17806
BAR-2 Shingle Point YT AUX LRR FPS-19
FPS-117
Civilian
Contract
1957 1989 68.92278,
-137.26056
BAR-3 Tuktoyaktuk NT AUX SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1957 1993 69.44306,
-132.99860
BAR-4 Nicholson Peninsula NT AUX SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1957 1993 69.92417,
-128.97333
BAR-A Demarcation Bay AK INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.88639,
-142.31194
BAR-B Stokes Point YT INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.33028,
-138.73694
BAR-C Tununuk Camp NT INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.00583,
-134.66806
BAR-D Atkinson Point NT INT FPS-19 Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 69.93306,
-131.43167
BAR-E Horton River NT INT SRR FPS-19
FPS-124
Civilian
Contract
1957 1963 70.01639,
-126.94306
BAR-BA3 Storm Hills NT SRR FPS-124 Civilian
Contract
1990-11 Present 68.89417,
-133.94194
BAR-DA1 Liverpool Bay NT SRR FPS-124 Civilian
Contract
1990-11 Present 69.60417,
-130.89360
PIN-MAIN Cape Parry NT MAIN LRR FPS-117 1957
1989
1989
Present
70.17139,
-124.72500
PIN-1 Clinton Point NT AUX FPS-19 1957 1963
1993-09-03
69.58333,
-120.74610
PIN-2 Cape Young NU AUX FPS-19 1957 1993-08-31 68.93556,
-116.93610
PIN-3 Lady Franklin Point NU AUX LRR FPS-117 1957
1989
1989-06
Present
68.47917,
-113.22556
2000 Fire
PIN-4 Byron Bay NU AUX FPS-23 1957 1993-08-21 68.75972,
-109.08778
PIN-1BD Keats Point NT SRR FPS-124 1991-07 Present 69.67278,
-121.67194
PIN-1BG Croker River NU SRR FPS-124 1991-08 Present 69.26667,
-119.21667
PIN-2A Harding River NU SRR FPS-124 1991-09 Present 68.83611,
-116.96806
PIN-A Pierce Point NT INT FPS-23 1957 1963 69.81528,
-122.71722
PIN-B Clifton Point NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 69.21556,
-118.63639
PIN-C Bernard Harbour NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.78194,
-114.83360
PIN-D Ross Point NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.53611,
-111.19860
PIN-E Cape Peel NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 69.04472,
-107.32583
PIN-CB Bernard Harbour NU SRR FPS-124 1991-09 Present 68.75528,
-114.93917
PIN-DA Edinburgh Island NU SRR FPS-124 1991-10 Present 68.48583,
-110.86389
PIN-EB Cape Peel West NU SRR FPS-124 1991-10 Present 69.03639,
-107.82167


CAM-MAIN Cambridge Bay NU MAIN LRR FPS-117 1957
1989
1989-09
Present
69.11611,
-105.11889
CAM-1 Jenny Lind Island NU AUX FPS-19 1957 1990 68.65694,
-101.7386
CAM-2 Gladman Point NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957
1990-10
1992
Present
68.68000,
-97.81056
CAM-3 Shepherd Bay SRRS NU AUX LRR FPS-117 1957
1989-07
1989-07
Present
68.79278,
-93.44028
CAM-4 Pelly Bay NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957
1992
1992
Present
68.43694,
-89.72611
CAM-5 Mackar Inlet NU AUX FPS-19 1957 1990 68.30083,
-85.67472
CAM-1A Jenny Lind Island NU SRR FPS-124 1991 Present 68.74194,
-101.85472
CAM-5A Cape McLoughlin NU SRR FPS-124 1992 Present 69.65361,
-85.51778
CAM-A Sturt Point NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.79583,
-103.34444
CAM-B Hat Island NU INT SRR FPS-124 1957
1991
1963
Present
68.31722,
-100.06917
CAM-C Matheson Point NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.86917,
-95.1575
CAM-D Simpson Lake NU INT SRR FPS-124 1957
1991
1963
Present
68.59472,
-91.95667
CAM-E Keith Bay NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.25611,
-88.17361
CAM-F Scarpa Lake NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.56778,
-83.48139
CAM-A3A Sturt Point NU SRR FPS-124 1991 Present 68.96306,
-103.75944
CAM-CB Gjoa Haven NU SRR FPS-124 1990 Present 68.64417,
-95.86944
CAM-FA Lailor River NU SRR FPS-124 1992-08 Present 69.11056,
-83.53972
FOX-MAIN Hall Beach NU MAIN LRR FPS-117 1957
1989-09
1989-09
Present
68.76083,
-81.22639
FOX-1 Rowley Island NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957 Present 69.06694,
-79.06528
FOX-2 Longstaff Bluff NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957 Present 68.89889,
-75.13889
FOX-3 Dewar Lakes NU AUX LRR FPS-117 1957
1989-07
1989
Present
68.65056,
-71.23278
FOX-4 Cape Hooper NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957
1990-12
1991
Present
68.4725,
-66.80028
Site 37
FOX-5 Broughton Island NU AUX SRR FPS-124 1957
1991
Present 67.53472,
-63.78611
Site 39
FOX-A Bray Island NU INT SRR FPS-124 1957 Present 69.22389,
-77.23000
FOX-B Nudluardjk Lake NU INT SRR FPS-124 1957 1963
Present
68.61944,
-73.21250
FOX-C Ekalugad NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 68.73139,
-68.58750
FOX-D Kivitoo NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 67.96611,
-64.90778
FOX-E Durban Island NU INT FPS-23 1957 1963 67.08333,
-62.21639
FOX-CA Kangok Fjord NU SRR FPS-124 1992 Present 68.6475,
-69.12972
BAF-2 Cape Mercy NU SRR FPS-124 1992-07 Present 64.95472,
-63.56056
BAF-3 Brevoort Island NU LRR FPS-117 1988-10 Present 63.34000,
-64.15806
BAF-4A Loks Land NU SRR FPS-124 1992-08 Present 62.50611,
-64.51833
BAF-5 Resolution Island NU SRR FPS-124 1943
1991-09
1961
Present
61.59639,
-64.63889
DYE-MAIN Cape Dyer NU MAIN LRR FPS-117 1957
1989-08
1989-08
Present
66.66445,
-61.35583
Site 41
DYE-1 Qaqqatoqaq GL AUX FPS-30 1961 1988 66.63417,
-52.87000
DYE-2 Ice Cap 1 GL AUX FPS-30 1961 1988-10-01 66.49167,
-46.30528
DYE-3 Ice Cap 2 GL AUX FPS-30 1961 1988 65.18250,
-43.81944
DYE-4 Kulusuk Island GL AUX FPS-30 1961 1991 65.52750,
-37.15944
DYE-5 Rockville IS AUX Many 932nd 1951 1992 64.03528,
-22.65222
LAB-1 Cape Kakiviak NL SRR FPS-124 1992 Present 59.98750,
-64.16528
LAB-2 Saglek NL LRR FPS-117 1953 Present 58.48861,
-62.58556
LAB-3 Kiglapait NL SRR FPS-124 1992 Present 57.13528,
-61.47556
LAB-4 Big Bay NL SRR FPS-124 1992-09 Present 55.74167,
-60.42833
LAB-5 Tukialik NL SRR FPS-124 1992-10 Present 54.71472,
-58.35833
LAB-6 Cartwright NL LRR FPS-117 1953
1988-11
1968-06
Present
53.55111,
-56.83000


AGE-X Anchorage AK RCOM 1963 61.17472,
-149.85722
NEL-X Fort Nelson BC RCOM 1963 58.80583,
-122.69389
WAT-X Waterways AB RCOM 1963 56.45,
-111.03333
BIR-X Bird MB RCOM 1963 56.50556,
-94.21361
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