Maine Fire Towers

Total known Sites - 144
Last Update - 12/29/2016

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Tower
Location
County
Status
Condition
Cond Date
Access-ability
Elevation
Tower Height
Install Date
Removal or Deterioration Date
Tower Type
Last Update
1
Abraham Mt.
Mt. Abraham Township
Franklin
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
4049
1 - ?, 2 - 12'
1 - 1924
Blown over in early October 2014
1  -Steel
11/10/2015
2
Agamenticus Mt.
York
York
Standing
Poor
2016
AWO
692
1 - 24', 2 - 47', 3 - 54' 
1 - 1918, 2- 1934, 3 - 1941
1 - 1934, 2 - 1941, 3 - N/A
1 - Steel, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel
10/3/2016
3
Allagash Mt.
T7, R14
Piscataquis
Standing
Fair
2016
AOP
1400
1 - 20', 2 - 27'
1 - 1916, 2 - 1924
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/31/2016
4
Almanac Mt.
Lakeville Plantation
Penobscot
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
NRA
1052
1 - 48', 2 - 48'
1 - 1914-1927, 2 - 1967-Pres
1 - 1927 (moved to Dill ridge), 2 - N/A
1 - Steel, 2 - Steel
8/11/2016
5
Ararat Mt..
Topsham
Sagadhoc
Standing
Fair
2016
NRA
205
47'
 
1 - 1931
N/A
Steel - Aermotor
12/17/2016
6
Atherton Hill
Windham
Cumberland
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
580
60'
1 - 1946
Removed and shipped to CT in 2000
Steel - Aermotor
12/10/2013
7
Attean Mt.
Attean Township
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2442
1  - 12'
1 - 1905
Removed 1929
Wood
12/10/2013
8
Aziscoos
Lincoln Plantation
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3215
1 - Ground, 2 - 10', 3 - 24', 4 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1917, 3 - 1919, 4 - 1929
Purposely collapsed between 1976 and 1985.  Removed 2004
1 - Groundhouse, 2 - Wood, 3 - Wood (different location) 4 - Steel
12/27/2014
9
Bald Mt.
Baring
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
405
100'
Circa 1937
Collapsed around 1960
Wood - R6 Federal
9/10/2011
10
Barren Mt.
Elliotsville Plantation
Piscataquis
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2868
48'
1951
N/A
Steel
8/22/2016
11
Bear Mt.
Hartford
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1207
40'
1934
Dismantled sometime between late 1950 and 1961
Steel
12/27/2014
12
Beatle Mt.
T7, R9
Piscataquis
Standing
Tower: Structure Only - No Cab; Ground house: Poor
2016
AOR
1286
1 - 12', 2 - 12', 3 - 48'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1917,3 - 1930
N/A
1 - Wood Log, 2 - Groundhouse, 3 - Steel
4/16/2016
13
Beech Mt.
Southwest Harbor
Hancock 
Standing
Good
2016
AWO
841
1 - Ground, 2 - 20'   
1 - 1943, 2 - 1962
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel CL-100 Federal
4/24/2016
14
Big Moose Mt. (Big Squaw)
T2, R6
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3209
1 - 22', 2 - 12'
1 - 1905, 2 - 1919
Removed from summit on 10/12/2011, re-erected at NREC September 2015
1 - Wood Log, 2 - Steel
12/26/2015
15
Big Spencer Mt
Spencer Bay Township
Piscataquis
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
3035
1 - 14', 2 - 12 '
1 - 1906, 2 - 1927
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/31/2016
16
Bigelow Mt.
Dead River Township
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
4088
1 - Unk, 2 - 38' (lowered 20' in the 30's), 3 - Ground
1 - 1905, 2 - 1917, 3 - 1961
Burned by Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands on 4/15/2011
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Groundhouse
12/27/2014
17
Black Cat Mt.
T1, R9
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2599
1 - 48'
1 - 1919
Removed and re-located to Trout Mountain in 1931
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
18
Blackstrap Hill
Falmouth 
Cumberland
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
510
1 - 47'
1 - 1931
Original re-located to Opportunity Hill in 1942.  Current Fire Tower-like structure for radio use only.
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
19
Blue Hill
Blue Hill
Hancock 
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
934
1 - 60'
1 - 1949
Removed at the landowner's request in 2005
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
20
Borestone Mt.
Elliotsville Plantation
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1960
1 - Ground
1 - 1913
Removed at the landowner's request in 1950
1 - Groundhouse
7/30/2006
21
Boundary Bald Mt.
T4, R3
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3638
1 - Unk, 2 - 12', 3 - 35
1 - 1911, 2 - 1914, 3 - 1937
Collapsed between 1971 and 1976
1 - Wood, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
12/13/2012
22
Burnt Mt.
T5, R10
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1792
1 - 40'
1 - 1924
Removed between 2004 and 2005
1 - Steel
7/30/2006
23
Camp Colby
T6, R7
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
600
1 - 20'
Circa 1942
Collapsed between 1989 and 1999
1 - Wood
4/8/2006
24
Carr Pond Mt.
T13, R8
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1390
1 - 48'
1 - 1925
Collapsed between 1998 and 2003
1 - Steel
11/10/2015
25
Cedar Mt.
Parsonsfield
York
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1229
1 - 48'
1- 1920
Moved to Effingham NH in 1922
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
26
Center Mt.
T4, R10
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2902
1 - 12'
1 - 1919
Abandoned in 1925, removed by 1928
1 - Steel
12/27/2015
27
Chase Hill
Canaan
Somerset
Standing
Good
2016
AOP
780
1 - 47"
1 - 1931 
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
6/2/2016
28
Chase Mt.
Mt. Chase Township
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2440
1 - Unk, 2 - 16'
1 - 1909, 2 - 1917
Relocated to the Patten Lumberman's Museum in 2001
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
8/18/2006
29
Chick Hill (Peaked Mtn)
Clifton
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1200
1 - 35'
1 - 1947
Removed between 1977 and 1993
1 - Steel
9/23/2006
30
City Camps
T4, R9
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1730
1 - Ground
1 - 1912
Site abandoned circa 1914
High Point Only
4/29/2006
31
Clear Lake
T10, R11
Piscataquis
Standing
Poor
2016
AOR
1855
1 - 24'
1 - 1929
N/A
1 - Steel
10/30/2016
32
Cobb Hill (Burke Hill or Lookout Mountain)
Lee
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
788
1 - Ground
1 - 1913
Moved to a private camp on Number 3 Pond in 1919.
1 - Wood Groundhouse
6/3/2006
33
Coburn Mt.
Upper Enchanted township
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOP
3718
1 - Unk, 2 - 24', 3 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1914, 3 - 1938
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel
7/8/2016
34
Cook Hill
Vassalboro
Kennebec
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
472
1 - 60'
1 -1949
Disassembled in 2000 and placed in storage
Steel  Aermotor
12/10/2013
35
Cooper Hill (West Ridge)
Cooper
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
NRA
720
1 - 48', 2 - 70, 3 - 80'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1925, 3 - 1937
Removed in 2008 to make way for a radio tower
1 - Wood (enclosed), 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
12/27/2014
36
Deasey Mt.
T3, R7
Penobscot
Standing
Good
2016
AOP
1950
1 - Ground
1 - 1929
N/A
1 - Groundhouse
6/3/2016
37
Deboullie Mt.
T15, R9
Aroostook
Standing
Fair
2016
AOP
1898
1 - Tree, 2 - 12', 3 - 48'
1 - 1919 2 - 1921, 3 - 1929
N/A
1 - Tree, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel
10/15/2016
38
Dedham Bald
Dedham
Hancock 
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1261
1 - 60'
1 - 1921
Dismantled and moved to Canada in Nov. 2009
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/10/2013
39
Deer Mt.
T4, R2
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3455
1 - 39'
1 -1926
Dismantled in 1950
1  - Steel
12/27/2014
40
Depot Mt.
T14, R16
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1300
1 - Tree, 2 - 60'
1 - 1909, 2 - 1914
Removed between 1995 and 2005
1 - Spruce Tree, 2 - Steel
5/22/2006
41
Dill Ridge
Lakeville Plantation
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
948
1 - 48'
1 - 1927
Moved back to Almanac Mtn in 1967
1 - Steel
6/5/2006
42
Doubletop Mt.
T3, R10
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3600
1 - Unk, 2 - 48'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1918
Toppled between 1955 and 1979,  removed between 1996 and 2003
1 - Wood, 2- Steel
6/1/2006
43
Flagstaff Mt.
Flagstaff Plantation
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2497
1 - 50'
1 - 1917
N/A
1 - Steel
10/14/2016
44
Frye Mt.
Montville
Waldo
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1140
1 - 20'
1 - 1931
Disassembled in 2005 and moved to Swan Island
1 - Steel
4/7/2006
45
Grand Lake Stream (Indian Hill)
Grand Lake Stream Twp.
Washington
Standing
Poor
2016
AWO
443
1 - 30'
1 - 1934
N/A
1 - Wood Enclosed
10/5/2016
46
Green Mt.
Dolebrook Township
Somerset
Standing
Bad  
2016
AOR
2395
1 - 35', 2 - 48'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1920
N/A
1 - Log, 2 - Steel
10/16/2016
47
Hardwood Mt.
T9, R18
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
1300
1 - 75'
1 - 1916
N/A
1 - Steel
11/28/2016
48
Harris Mt.
Dixmont
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1235
1 - 43'
1 - 1945
Removed in 2006.  Some parts of the tower moved to the PA Forest Fire Museum
1 - Wood R6 Federal
12/10/2013
49
Haystack Mt.
Castle Hill
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1341
1 - 12'
1 - 1914
Removed in 1918
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
50
Hedgehog Mt.
T15, R6
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1594
1 - 24'
1 - 1914
Removed in 1978
1 - Steel
5/14/2006
51
High Cut Hill
Garland
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
955
1 - 65'
1 - 1944
Removed between 1971 and 1972
1 - Wood R6 Federal
12/10/2013
52
Horseshoe Mt. (Rocky Brook)
T11, R10
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2052
1 - 20', 2 - 45'
1 - 1935, 2 - 1951
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
10/29/2016
53
Horse Mt.
T6, R8
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1589
1 - 10', 2 - 10', 3 - 16'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1915, 3 - 1917
Torn down and burned by the Baxter State Park Authority in 1999
1 - Wood, 2 - Wood, 3 -  Steel
2/27/2014
54
Howe Brook
T8, R3
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
1458
1 - 75'
1 - 1930
N/A
1 - Steel
10/18/2016
55
Hunt Mt..
T3, R7
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1525
1 - 48'
1 - 1924
Moved to Lawler Hill in 1931
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
56
Johnston Hill
Bremen
Lincoln
Standing
Fair
2016
NRA
300
1 - 60'
1 - 1948
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
10/22/2016
57
Jo-Mary Mt.
TA, R10
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2904
1 - Tree
1 - 1913
Removed in the 1920s
1  - Tree
12/27/2014
58
Katahdin Mt.
T3, R9
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3300
1 - Ground Platform
1 - 1913
Lookout Platform removed in the 1920s
1 - Platform on the Abol Slide
4/4/2006
59
Kelly Mt.
Brighton Township
Somerset
Standing
Bad
2016
AOR
1675
1 - 40'
1 - 1925
N/A
1 - Steel
4/21/2016
60
Kibby Mt.
T1, R7
Franklin
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOP
3638
1 - Unk, 2 - 50, 3 - 60', 4 - 60'
1 - 1906, 2 - 1914, 3 - 1926
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel
10/14/2016
61
Kineo Mt.
Day's Academy Grant
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOP
1800
1 - 10', 2 - 20', 3 - 64'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1915, 3 - 1917
N/A
1 - Logs, 2 - Wood+Logs, 3 - Steel
10/16/2016
62
Lawler Hill
Benedicta
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
768
1 - 28', 2 - 60'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1931
Removed in 1978
1 - Wood Pole, 2 - Steel
12/27/2014
63
Lead Mt.
T28 MD
Hancock 
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1475
1 - Unk, 2 - 36'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1914
Taken down in 1996 and left on-site
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
11/11/2011
64
Lily Bay Mt.
Frenchtown Township
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3234
1 - Tree
1 - 1915
Abandoned in 1918
1 - Tree
12/11/2005
65
Little Russell Mt.
T5, R16
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2164
1 - 48'
1 - 1920
N/A
1 - Steel
7/5/2016
66
Littles Mt.
Edmunds
Washington
Standing
Poor
2016
NRA
200
1 - 40', 2 - 65'
1 - 1951, 2 - 1963
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/24/2016
67
Mattamiscontis Mt.
T3, R9 NWP
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1400
1 - Unk, 2 - 48'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1917
Removed in the 1970s
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/23/2000
68
May Mt.
Island Falls
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1025
1 - 48'
1 - 1920
Removed in June 2011 to make way for a radio tower
1 - Steel
6/27/2011
69
McLain Mt. 
Waite
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
454
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
8/18/2006
70
Medford Mt.(Wentworth Hill)
Medford
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
546
1 - 60'
1 - 1949
Moved to a PA private landowner in 2005
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
71
Millinocket Hill
Millinocket
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
627
1 - 30'
1 - 1934
Removed in 1955
1 - Wood
5/1/2006
72
Mitchell Mt.
Haynesville
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
567
1 - 30', 2 - 36'
1 - 1918, 2 - 1927
Abandoned in 1950
1 - Wood (enclosed), 2 - Wood 
12/27/2014
73
Mitten Mt. (Milton)
Centerville
Washington
Standing
Poor
2016
AOR
430
1 - 20', 2 - 60'
1 - 1930c, 2 - 1948
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/30/2016
74
Moxie Bald Mt.
T2, R3
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2630
1 - Ground, 2 - 12'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1919
Removed by the Maine Forest Service in 1994
1 - Groundhouse, 2 - Steel
2/21/2006
75
Mt. Blue
Weld
Franklin
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3187
1 - 40'
1 - 1932
Removed in September 2011 and replaced with a fire tower lookalike that doubles for a radio antenna
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
76
Mt. Hill (Haskell Hill)
Jefferson
Lincoln
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
443
1 - 47', 2 - 50'
1 - 1928, 2 - 1931
Moved to a private landowner in 2007
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel Aermotor
12/10/2013
77
Mt. Hope
Sanford
York
Standing
Good
2016
680
1 - 72'
1 - 1963
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/28/2016
78
Mulcalsea Mt.
T5, R16
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2667
1 - Unk
1 - 1913
Abandoned in 1920 in favor of Little Russell
1 - Wood
12/27/2014
79
Musquacook Mt. (Savage Mountain)
T14, R12 
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1500
1 - 60'
1 - 1925
Moved to Round Pond Mountain in 1946
1 - Steel
4/18/2006
80
Musquash Mt.
Topsfield
Washington
Standing
Bad
2016
AOR
1300
1 - 36', 2 - 36', 3 - 36'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1928, 3 - 1958
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel Radar Tower
8/11/2016
81
Norway Bluff
T9, R9 WELS
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2034
1 - 24'
1 - 1914
Removed from summit in May 2012 and relocated to the Ashland Logging Museum
1 - Steel
5/18/2012
82
Nulhedus Mt.
T4, R17
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
1910
1 - 60'
1 - 1914
N/A
1 - Steel
7/5/2016
83
Number 4 Mt.
Frenchtown Township
Piscataquis
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2400
1 - Unk, 2 - 48'
1 - 1913, 2 - 1925
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
10/27/2016
84
Number 5 Mt.
T6, R7
Somerset
Standing
Poor
2016
AOR
3168
1 - 47' 
1 - 1933
N/A
 
1- Steel Aermotor
11/1/2016
85
Number 9 Mt.
TD, R2
Aroostook
Standing
Poor
2016
NRA
1638
1 - Unk, 2 - 10', 3 - 36', 4 - 36'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1915, 3 - 1919, 4 - 1958
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Cab on Log Pile, 3 - Steel, 4 - Steel Radar Tower
9/10/2016
86
Oak Hill
T8, R5
Aroostook
Standing
Good
2016
AOR
1096
1 - 75'
1 - 1924
N/A
1 - Steel
10/2/2016
87
Old Speck Mt.
Grafton Notch
Oxford
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOP
4250
1 - Unk, 2 - 36'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1919
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
2/28/2016
88
Opportunity Farm
New Gloucester
Cumberland
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
520
1 - 47'
1 - 1942
Disassembled in 1997.  The steel went to Bald Hill in Rangeley.  The cab sits on private property in Fryeburg.
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
88A
Oquossoc Bald
Rangeley
Franklin
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOP
2443
1 - Unk, 2- 24'
1 - 1920s, 2- 1999
N/A
1 - Steel, 2 - Steel
7/17/2016
89
Ossipee Hill
Waterboro
York
Standing
Good
2016
AWO
1058
1 - 35', 1 - 35'
1 - 1918, 2 - 1947
N/A
1 - Steel, 2 - Wood (Live-In)
12/28/2016
90
Otter Lake Mountain
T3, R4
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
853
1 - Unk, 2 - 48'
1 - 1912, 2 - 1918
Abandoned in the late 1950s
1 - Tree, 2 - Steel
11/3/1999
91
Oxbow
T9, R6
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
714
1 - 20'
1 - 1945
Abandoned in the 1960's
1 - Wood
12/27/2014
92
Passadumkeag Mt.
Grand Falls Plantation
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1463
1 - 36'
1 - 1919
Toppled between 1978 and 2000
1 - Steel
8/7/2006
93
Peekaboo Mt.
Weston
Aroostook
Standing
Good
2016
AOP
1085
1 - 59'
1 - 1950
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
9/1/2016
94
Peaked Mt.
T30 MD
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
938
1 - 36'
1 - 1932
Removed between 1993 and 1999
1 - Steel
7/28/2005
95
Picket Mt. 
Lang Plantation
Franklin
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3650
1 - Unk
1 - 1916
Abandoned in 1921
1 - Wood
12/27/2014
96
Pirate Hill
T11, R3 NBBP
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
900
1 - 60'
1 - 1925
Removed between 1969 and 1998
1 - Steel
6/1/1998
97
Pisgah Mt.
Winthrop
Kennebec
Standing 
Good
2016
AOP
980
1 - 60'
1 - 1949
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
10/23/2016
98
Pleasant Mt.
Denmark
Oxford
Standing
Good
2016
AOR
2007
1 - 48'
1 - 1920
N/A
1 - Steel
7/7/2016
99
Pleasant Pond Mt.
Caratunk Plantation
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2480
1 - Unk, 2 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1917
Moved to Barren Mountain in 1951
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
7/14/2006
100
Poccomoonshine Mt.
Princeton
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
605
1 - 58', 2 - 73'
1 - 1917, 2 - 1934
Removed in the 1970's
1 - Wood (Enclosed), 2 - Steel
12/27/2014
101
Pogey Mt.
T4, R8
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2722
1 - Unk
1 - 1916
Abandoned in 1920  
1 - Wood
12/27/2014
102
Priestly Mt.
T10, R13
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1900
1 - 22', 2 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2- 1929
Removed in July 2009 to make way for a radio tower
1 - Wood Log, 2 - Steel
12/27/2014
103
Ragged Mt.
T4, Indian Purchase
Penobscot
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
1303
1 - Unk, 2 - 36'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1918
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
12/3/2016
104
Ridley Hill
Shapliegh
York
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
760
1 - 75'
1 - 1942
Removed at the landowners request in 1963
1 - Wood R6 Federal
12/27/2014
105
Rocky Mountain
T18, R12
Aroostook
Standing
Fair
2016
AOR
1400
1 - Unk, 2 - 10', 3 - 48'
1 - 1907, 2 - 1917, 3 - 1921
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
10/13/2016
106
Rollins Mt.
Lincoln
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
940
1 - 60'
1 - 1950
Removed in the 1970s
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
107
Roost (The Roost)
Batchelders Grant
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1300
1 - Unk
1 - 1940
Removed in the 1940s
1 - Wood
5/9/2006
108
Ross Mt.
T10, R16
Aroostook
Standing
Poor
2016
AOR
1750
1 - 60'
1 - 1963
N/A
1 - Steel
10/14/2016
109
Round Mt.
Alder Stream Twp.
Franklin
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
Unknown
1 - Tree
1 - Unk
Unknown
1 - Tree
3/7/2006
110
Round Mt.
T11, R8
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2015
AOR
2147
1 - Unk, 2 - Unk, 3 - 48'
1 - 1909, 2, 1916, 3 - 1918
N/A
1 - Tree, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
11/21/2015
111
Round Pond Mt.
T13, R12
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - Observation
2016
AOR
1382
1 - 60'
1 - 1946
N/A
1 - Steel 
6/1/2016
112
Sabao Mt.
T41 MD
Hancock 
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1087
1 - 36'
1 - 1937
Removed prior to 1973
1 - Steel
6/5/2003
113
Sabattus Mt.
Lovell
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1280
1 - 60'
1 - 1939
Disassembled in 1962 and moved to Mount Hope
1 - Steel Aermotor
12/27/2014
114
Saddleback Mt.
Sandy River Plantation
Franklin
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
4116
1 - 36'
1 - 1913
Shortened and converted to a radio tower in the early 70s and finally removed in the 80s
1 - Steel
5/30/2006
115
Sally Mt.
Attean Township
Somerset
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2221
1 - 20', 2 - 20'
1 - 1908, 2 - 1909
Abandoned in 1933
1 - Wood, 2 - Wood
7/1/2007
116
Sargent Mt.
Bar Harbor
Hancock 
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1373
1 - Ground
1 - 1941
Abandoned and removed circa 1950
1 - Ground house
6/5/1996
117
Schoodic Mt.
T9 SD
Hancock 
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
NRA
1069
1 - Ground, 2- 24'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1920
N/A
1 - Groundhouse, 2 - Steel
11/18/2016
117A
Simmons Hill
Greenfield
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
350
1 - Unk
1950
Removed sometime after 1954
1 - Unk
12/29/2016
118
Snow Mt. (Chain of Ponds)
Alder Stream Twp.
Franklin
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2015
AOR
3948
1 - Unk, 2 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1914
N/A
1 - Wood Pole, 2 - Steel
9/7/2015
119
Soper Mt.
T8, R12
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1410
1 - 20, 2 - 12', 3 - 27'
1 - 1909, 2 - 1916, 3- 1924
Removed between 1993 and 1996
1 - Wood, 2 - Log Pile with Cab, 3 - Steel
9/24/2006
120
Soubunge Mt.
T4, R11
Piscataquis
Standing 
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
2104
1 - 12, 2 - 12'
1 - 1918, 2 - 1919
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
9/12/2016
121
Speckled Mt.
Stoneham
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2877
1 - Unk, 2 - 15', 3 - 36', 4 - 40'
1 - 1914, 2 - 1917, 3 - 1919, 4 - 1933
Re-located to Streaked Mountain in 1987
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel
3/4/2006
122
Spoon Mt.
T8, R7
Penobscot
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1082
1 - 30', 2 - 45', 3 - 50'
1 - 1916, 2 - 1920, 3 - 1936
Cut down in 1978 and left.
1 - Wood platform, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
9/24/2006
123
Spruce Mt.
Woodstock 
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2340
1 - Unk
1 - Unk 
Unknown
Unknown
6/5/1996
124
Squa-Pan Mt. (Squa-Pan Knob); (Hedgehog Mtn.)
T11, R4
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
AOR
1460
1 - 26', 2 - 48'
1 - 1918, 2 - 1926
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
6/15/2016
125
Stockholm Mt.
Stockholm
Aroostook
Standing
Good
2015
AOR
974
1 - 48'
1 - 1923
N/A
1 - Steel Aermotor
11/11/2015
126
Storey Hill
Wade
Aroostook
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
960
 
1 - 60'
1 - 1950
Removed circa 1995
1 - Steel
12/27/2014
127
Streaked Mt.
Buckfield
Oxford
Standing
Good
2016
NRA
1770
1 - 34', 2 - 37'
1 - 1950, 2 - 1987
N/A
1 - Steel, 2 - Steel
5/10/2016
128
Taylor Hill
Alexander
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
300
1 - Cupola
1 - 1913
Removed circa 1936
1 - Wood Cupola
4/15/2006
129
Three Brooks Mt.
T15, R6
Aroostook
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2015
AOR
1578
1 - 48'
1 - 1914
N/A
1 - Steel
9/26/2015
130
Trout Brook Mt.
T6, R9
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1769
1 - 12'
1 - 1910
Burned in 1915
1 - Wood
6/6/2011
131
Trout Mt.
T2, R9
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1420
1 - 60'
1 - 1931
Burned and toppled in 1977 by the Baxter State Park Authority
1 - Steel
12/27/2015
132
Tug Mt.
T30 MD
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
717
1 - 36'
1 - 1913
Abandoned circa 1928
1 - Wood
12/13/2012
133
Tumbledown Mt.
T5, R6 BKP WKR
Somerset
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2015
AOR
3546
1 - Unk, 2 - 24'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1914
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
5/18/2015
134
Wadleigh Mt.
T1, R12
Piscataquis
Standing
Poor
2016
AOR
1863
1 - 36'
1 - 1927
N/A
1 - Steel
7/6/2016
135
Washington Bald Mt.
T42 MD
Washington
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
1100
1 - 55', 2 - 70'
1 - 1918, 2 - 1934
Landowner cut it down in 2007
1 - Wood (enclosed), 2 - Steel
11/20/2007
136
Wesley Mt. (Day Hill)
Wesley
Washington
Standing
Structure Only - No Cab
2016
NRA
540
1 - 55', 2 - 50'
1 - 1910, 2 - 1937
N/A
1 - Wood (enclosed), 2 - Steel
12/14/2016
137
West Kennebago Mt.
Upper Cupsuptic Township
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3705
1 - Unk, 2- 24'
1 - 1911, 2 - 1914
Removed in May 2012 to make way for a radio tower
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
12/27/2014
138
White Cap Mt.
T7, R10 NWP
Piscataquis
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
3707
1 - 12', 2 - 20', 3 - 24'
1 - 1906, 2 - 1914, 3- 1920
Removed in 1993
1 - Wood on log pile, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel
12/27/2014
139
Whitney Hill (Macwahoc)
Macwahoc Plantation
Aroostook
Standing
Poor
2016
NRA
610
1 - 73'
1 - 1929
N/A
1 - Steel
12/2/2016
140
Williams Mt.
Misery Township
Somerset
Standing
Bad
2016
AOR
2395
1 - Unk, 2 - 48'
1 - 1911, 2 - 1914
N/A
1 - Wood, 2 - Steel
8/25/2016
141
York Hill
New Sharon
Franklin
Standing
Fair
2016
NRA
1210
1 - 60'
1 - 1948
N/A
1 - Steel 
7/20/2016
142
Zircon Mt.
Milton Township
Oxford
Gone
N/A
N/A
N/A
2240
1 - 60'
1 - 1922
Cab and Lightning Shack burned in 1975, Steel cut down in and left in 1976
1 - Steel
5/15/2009

Totals

  • Total standing active - 3
  • Total standing inactive - 54
  • Total no longer standing - 87
     

2016 Tower Survey Results

Changes for 2016:

  • Hardwood Mountain was found to be standing, so it has now been marked as standing
  • Simmons Hill has been added as a new verified tower site, though it is not standing
  • The total Maine tower site count is now at 144

Summary:
Total Known Tower Sites – 144
Total Towers Still Standing – 57
Total Towers Gone or Removed – 87


Tower survey results are based on reports gathered from hundreds of sources throughout the year. Some information may not be current. The information on each tower was current and to the best of our knowledge as of the date in the Last Update field in the table.

Of the 57 Standing Towers:
Standing Steel Only, No Cab – 20
Standing Steel Converted to Observ. – 6
Standing Steel and Cab – 30
Standing Wooden Enclosed – 1

Average Condition of the 30 Standing
Towers with Cabs:

Good Condition – 11
Fair Condition –6
Poor Condition –10
Bad Condition – 4


Table Key
#
This number coresponds to where this tower is on the map.
Status
Indicates if the tower is standing or gone. If standing, indicates at least steelwork is standing. See condition for further information.
Condition

Average condition of tower. Possible choices are:

  • Good, Fair, Poor, or Bad - indicates overall condition
  • Structure Only - No Cab - indicates the steelwork still stands, but the cab is no longer in place
  • Structure Only - Observation - indicates the cab was removed and has been converted to an observation deck
Cond Date
The survey year that the condition was observed
Accessibility

Indicates the level of accessibility. Possible choices are:

  • AOP - Accessible to the public. Indicates a generally maintained tower as part of state land, a state park, or a tower that is open by a private land owner.

  • AOR - Accessible, but access at your own risk. Indicates that the tower may be accessible, but is not a maintained tower and is not likely safe to climb. Towers in this category should not be climbed without permission of the owner. They may also be closed by their owner or marked or posted to not enter. Visitors to these towers should respect tower owner and land owner postings.

  • AWO - Accessible only when opened. Indicates a maintained tower, but may only be opened when either an opening is scheduled or a volunteer watchman is present.

  • NRA - Not readily accessible. Towers in this category are not typically accessible due to owner modification or extreme deterioration of stairs, ladders, or cab. Visitors to these towers should not attempt climbing under any circumstances.
Elevation
The elevation of the summit where the tower resides.
Tower Height
The tower height in feet. A ? mark means unknown. 1-, 2- denotes the first tower in history, the second, and so forth
Install Date
The year when the tower was installed. 1-, 2- denotes the first tower in history, the second, and so forth
Removal or Deterioration Date
For towers that are gone, indicates the date and general cause for it's removal. 1-, 2- denotes the first tower in history, the second, and so forth
Tower Type
Indicates the type of tower, typically Steel or Wood, and the manufacturer if known.
Last Update
The date when this record was last current.

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