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The stone was aligned westwards with the Master-stone in the Tower of Avallonë, along the length of the Straight Road and Elendil only be used to look west across the sea and see the Undying Lands; because of this, it could not communicate with the other six of Middle-earth. Elendil also tried to see the fallen Númenor with the stone but failed.
Wandering Companies of Elves made pilgrimages to visit the Towers and see the Stone, in order to catch a glimpse of Varda. One such company, led by Gildor Inglorion just returning from Elostirion, was encountered by Frodo, Sam and Pippin in September 24 T.A. 3018.