Maine Fire Towers

Total known Sites - 144
Last Update - 12/29/2018

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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 2018 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 9/15/2018
3 Allagash Mt. T7, R14 Piscataquis Standing Fair 2018 AOP 1400 1 - 20', 2 - 27' 1 - 1916, 2 - 1924 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 7/5/2018
4 Almanac Mt. Lakeville Plantation Penobscot Standing Structure Only - No Cab 2018 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 11/9/2018
5 Ararat Mt.. Topsham Sagadhoc Standing Fair 2018 NRA 205 47'  1 - 1931 N/A Steel - Aermotor 7/14/2018
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 2018 AOR 2868 24' 1951 N/A Steel 8/21/2018
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 Beetle Mt. T7, R9 Piscataquis Standing Tower: Structure Only - No Cab; Ground house: Bad 2018 AOR 1286 1 - 12', 2 - 12', 3 - 36' 1 - 1913, 2 - 1917,3 - 1965 N/A 1 - Wood Log, 2 - Groundhouse, 3 - Steel 8/30/2018
13 Beech Mt. Southwest Harbor Hancock  Standing Good 2018 AWO 841 1 - Ground, 2 - 20'    1 - 1943, 2 - 1962 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel CL-100 Federal 9/22/2018
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 2018 AOR 3035 1 - 14', 2 - 12 ' 1 - 1906, 2 - 1927 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 10/7/2018
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 2018 AOP 780 1 - 47" 1 - 1931  N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 10/1/2018
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 Gone N/A N/A AOR 1855 1 - 24' 1 - 1929 Removed October 2017 1 - Steel 10/29/2017
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 2018 AOP 3718 1 - Unk, 2 - 24', 3 - 24' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1914, 3 - 1938 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel 3/25/2018
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 2018 AOP 1950 1 - Ground 1 - 1929 N/A 1 - Groundhouse 8/18/2018
37 Deboullie Mt. T15, R9 Aroostook Standing Fair 2018 AOP 1898 1 - Tree, 2 - 12', 3 - 48' 1 - 1919 2 - 1921, 3 - 1929 N/A 1 - Tree, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel 10/7/2018
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 2018 AOR 2497 1 - 50' 1 - 1917 N/A 1 - Steel 8/6/2018
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 Bad 2018 AWO 443 1 - 30' 1 - 1934 N/A 1 - Wood Enclosed 6/20/2018
46 Green Mt. Dolebrook Township Somerset Standing Bad   2018 AOR 2395 1 - 35', 2 - 48' 1 - 1913, 2 - 1920 N/A 1 - Log, 2 - Steel 7/28/2018
47 Hardwood Mt. T9, R18 Somerset Standing Structure Only - No Cab 2018 AOR 1300 1 - 75' 1 - 1916 N/A 1 - Steel 7/30/2018
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 2018 AOR 2052 1 - 20', 2 - 45' 1 - 1935, 2 - 1951 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 12/1/2018
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 2018 AOR 1458 1 - 75' 1 - 1930 N/A 1 - Steel 9/29/2018
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 2018 NRA 300 1 - 60' 1 - 1948 N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 9/23/2018
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 8/27/2017
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 Structure Only - Observation 2018 AOP 1675 1 - 40' 1 - 1925 N/A 1 - Steel 8/5/2018
60 Kibby Mt. T1, R7 Franklin Standing Structure Only - Observation 2018 AOP 3638 1 - Unk, 2 - 48, 3 - 15' 1 - 1906, 2 - 1914, 3 - 1926 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel 8/22/2018
61 Kineo Mt. Day's Academy Grant Somerset Standing Structure Only - Observation 2018 AOP 1800 1 - 10', 2 - 20', 3 - 64' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1915, 3 - 1917 N/A 1 - Logs, 2 - Wood+Logs, 3 - Steel 9/2/2018
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 2018 AOR 2164 1 - 48' 1 - 1920 N/A 1 - Steel 11/9/2018
66 Littles Mt. Edmunds Washington Standing Poor 2018 NRA 200 1 - 40', 2 - 65' 1 - 1951, 2 - 1963 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 9/1/2018
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 12/30/2017
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 2018 AOR 430 1 - 60' 1 - 1948 N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 9/1/2018
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 12/27/2017
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 2018 N/A 680 1 - 60' 1 - 1963 N/A 1 - Steel 3/19/2018
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 2018 AOR 1300 1 - 36', 2 - 36', 3 - 36' 1 - 1913, 2 - 1928, 3 - 1958 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel, 3 - Steel Radar Tower 8/23/2018
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 2018 AOR 1910 1 - 60' 1 - 1914 N/A 1 - Steel 10/21/2018
83 Number 4 Mt. Frenchtown Township Piscataquis Standing Structure Only - No Cab 2018 AOR 2400 1 - Unk, 2 - 36' 1 - 1913, 2 - 1925 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 10/10/2018
84 Number 5 Mt. T6, R7 Somerset Standing Poor 2018 AOR 3168 1 - 47'  1 - 1933 N/A  1- Steel Aermotor 9/30/2018
85 Number 9 Mt. TD, R2 Aroostook Standing Poor 2018 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 3/18/2018
86 Oak Hill T8, R5 Aroostook Standing Good 2018 AOR 1096 1 - 75' 1 - 1924 N/A 1 - Steel 11/1/2018
87 Old Speck Mt. Grafton Notch Oxford Standing Structure Only - Observation 2018 AOP 4250 1 - Unk, 2 - 36' 1 - 1914, 2 - 1919 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 10/13/2018
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 2018 AOP 2443 1 - Unk, 2- 24' 1 - 1920s, 2- 1999 N/A 1 - Steel, 2 - Steel 9/8/2018
89 Ossipee Hill Waterboro York Standing Fair 2018 AWO 1058 1 - 24', 1 - 35' 1 - 1918, 2 - 1947 N/A 1 - Steel, 2 - Wood (Live-In) 9/4/2018
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 2018 AOP 1085 1 - 59' 1 - 1950 N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 10/7/2018
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 2018 AOP 980 1 - 60' 1 - 1949 N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 12/12/2018
98 Pleasant Mt. Denmark Oxford Standing Good 2018 AOR 2007 1 - 48', 2 - 36' 1 - 1920, 2 - 1968 (lowered) N/A 1 - Steel 8/5/2018
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 2018 AOR 1303 1 - Unk, 2 - 48' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1918 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 10/15/2018
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 Structure Only - No Cab 2018 AOR 1400 1 - Unk, 2 - 10', 3 - 48' 1 - 1907, 2 - 1917, 3 - 1921 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel 8/22/2018
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 Bad 2018 AOR 1750 1 - 60' 1 - 1963 N/A 1 - Steel 10/15/2018
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 2018 AOR 2147 1 - Unk, 2 - Unk, 3 - 48' 1 - 1909, 2, 1916, 3 - 1918 N/A 1 - Tree, 2 - Wood, 3 - Steel 11/24/2018
111 Round Pond Mt. T13, R12 Aroostook Standing Structure Only - Observation 2018 AOR 1382 1 - 60' 1 - 1946 N/A 1 - Steel  11/1/2018
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 2018 NRA 1069 1 - Ground, 2- 24' 1 - 1914, 2 - 1920 N/A 1 - Groundhouse, 2 - Steel 5/8/2018
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 2018 AOR 3948 1 - Unk, 2 - 24' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1914 N/A 1 - Wood Pole, 2 - Steel 10/27/2018
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 2018 AOR 2104 1 - 12, 2 - 12' 1 - 1918, 2 - 1919 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 8/24/2018
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 2018 AOR 1460 1 - 26', 2 - 48' 1 - 1918, 2 - 1926 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 6/1/2018
125 Stockholm Mt. Stockholm Aroostook Standing Good 2018 AOR 974 1 - 48' 1 - 1923 N/A 1 - Steel Aermotor 10/15/2018
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 2018 NRA 1770 1 - 34', 2 - 37' 1 - 1950, 2 - 1987 N/A 1 - Steel, 2 - Steel 9/13/2018
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 2018 AOR 1578 1 - 48' 1 - 1914 N/A 1 - Steel 7/16/2018
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 2018 AOR 3546 1 - Unk, 2 - 24' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1914 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 5/30/2018
134 Wadleigh Mt. T1, R12 Piscataquis Gone N/A N/A N/A 1863 1 - 36' 1 - 1927 Bureau of Parks and Lands removed it in September 2017  1 - Steel 9/30/2017
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 2018 NRA 540 1 - 55', 2 - 50' 1 - 1910, 2 - 1937 N/A 1 - Wood (enclosed), 2 - Steel 11/1/2018
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 2018 NRA 610 1 - 73' 1 - 1929 N/A 1 - Steel 9/3/2018
140 Williams Mt. Misery Township Somerset Standing Bad 2018 AOR 2395 1 - Unk, 2 - 48' 1 - 1911, 2 - 1914 N/A 1 - Wood, 2 - Steel 8/25/2018
141 York Hill New Sharon Franklin Standing Fair 2018 NRA 1210 1 - 60' 1 - 1948 N/A 1 - Steel  9/2/2018
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 (Mount Agamenticus, Mount Hope, Ossipee Hill)
  • Total standing inactive - 52
  • Total no longer standing - 89
     

2018 Tower Survey Results

Changes for 2018:

  • Indian Hill lookout in Grand Lake Stream went from Poor condition to Bad condition
  • Ossipee Hill lookout in Waterboro went from Good condition to Fair condition
  • Ross Mountain lookout in T10 R16 went from Poor condition to Bad condition

Summary:
Total Known Tower Sites – 144
Total Towers Still Standing – 55
Total Towers Gone or Removed – 89


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 55 Standing Towers:
Standing Steel Only, No Cab – 21
Standing Steel Converted to Observ. –7
Standing Steel and Cab –26
Standing Wooden Enclosed – 1

Average Condition of the 26 Standing
Towers with Cabs:

Good Condition – 10
Fair Condition – 6
Poor Condition – 8
Bad Condition – 2


Table Key
#
This number corresponds 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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