To the editor of THE EAGLE:
The article Sunday about Mount Greylock’s tower both saddened and inspired me. I was saddened because I am a teacher and I was planning a field trip to the tower in the fall. My students always enjoy that trip; so do I, it is a yearly trip. This fall we will be missing the "tower climb" and the stunning views, but not the rest of the lesson I have planned.
I always point out the "bulge" in the tower that most visitors never notice and few others even remember. The bulge happened when the tower was disassembled in 1973. I remember, I saw it! It seems that the granite blocks were mis-numbered during their removal. Maybe the state should ask that same contractor to fix it this time too; just get it right please!
I was also inspired to visit more of these local wonders and teach my students how to preserve and care for them, one-by-one, so all can enjoy them. I think we will start with Silver Lake!