New Hampshire Fire Towers
Mount Carrigain Tower

Mount Carrigain Tower
(Photo courtesy Iris Baird)


Town: Lincoln
County: Grafton
Mountain or Hill:
Mount Carrigain
Height above sea level: 4647 FT
Tower Structure Height: 30'
Latitude: 44-05-60
Longitude: 71-26-88
First date of operation: 1910
Operating Agency: White Mtn. Nat. Forest
Type: Steel Tower

Other Photos

Mount Carrigain Towers in 1921
(Photo courtesy National Archives)


  • 1910-1948.
  • Funded in 1910 by the NH Timberland Owners. Acquired by the NH Forestry Commission in 1911. There was a wooden tower with platform for several years, at least until 1939. It was rebuilt in 1940, and described as a 30' steel tower, cab type R-7. The steel was furnished by Aeromotor Company of Chicago. In 1979 the cab was removed and the tower converted to one with an open observation platform, which is still standing.


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