Massachusetts Fire Towers
Bourne Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #5

Bourne Tower in 1997
(Photo coutesy Henry Isenberg)

Town: Bourne
County: Barnstable
Mountain or Hill: Signal Hill
Height above sea level: 221 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 41-45-15
Longitude: 70-30-42
First date of operation: Mar 12, 1914
Type: Steel Tower




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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The original 48 FT tower sat on town land.
  • A half mile of phone line was built to this tower
  • Two-way radios were installed were installed in 1938
  • In 1947, a new 68 FT tower was built and it's cab was replaced in 1968.


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