July 31, 1930: "Supervisor W. E. Lockhart returned last Thursday from a general inspection trip of the south end of the Lewis and Clark forest. He also inspected the new forest telephone line which is in process of construction from the Elk creek ranger station to Steamboat mountain. Three men are engaged in this work and he found that it will be completed in about two weeks." (The Choteau Acantha)
December 15, 1933: A new lookout house has been built at Steamboat mountain in the Sun river district. (The Independent Record)
National Geodetic Survey
DESIGNATION - STEAMBOAT MTN LOOKOUT HOUSE PID - ST0514 STATE/COUNTY- MT/LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTRY - US USGS QUAD - JAKIE CREEK (1995)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1960 (OSR) THE STATION IS THE TOP-CENTER OF THE LOOKOUT HOUSE. IT IS LOCATED 13 MILES SOUTH AND 12 MILES EAST OF AUGUSTA, 10 MILES WEST OF BEAN LAKE, 4 MILES EAST AND 2 MILES SOUTH OF WELCOME CREEK RANGER STATION AND NEAR THE SOUTH SIDE CENTER OF SECTION 17, R 8 W, T 18 N.
THE LOOKOUT IS CONSTRUCTED OF WOOD, PAINTED WHITE AND IS APPROXIMATELY 14 X 14 FEET SQUARE. ITS HEIGHT, OVERALL, IS APPROXIMATELY 14 FEET.