New Hampshire Fire Towers
Cannon Mountain Tower

Cannon Mountain Tower before 1999
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


Town: Franconia
County: Grafton
Mountain or Hill: Cannon Mountain
Height above sea level: 4040 FT
Tower Structure Height: Unknown
Latitude: 44-09-39
Longitude: 71-41-97
First date of operation: 1951
Operating Agency: NH Forestry Comm.
Type: Steel Tower

Other Photos

Cannon Mountain Tower in 1999
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


  • The tower was built in association with the Cannon Mountain Tramway.
  • The steel tower had been on display at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield MA in 1951, and was removed to the Cannon site after the Exposition closed. It was removed from service in 1981, and remains tucked under the guy wires of the new summit observation deck and radio-television tower.
  • The tower was removed in the fall of 2007 because it had deteriorated to the point where it couldn't be saved.


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