Massachusetts Fire Towers
Georgetown Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #19

Georgetown Tower in 1998
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)

Town: Georgetown
County: Essex
Mountain or Hill: Baldplate Hill
Height above sea level: 353 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-42-28
Longitude: 71-00-55
First date of operation: Aug 1, 1912
Type: Aermotor




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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The first tower was 38 FT with spiral stairs and a 12 x 12 FT cab
  • Two miles of phone line was constructed to the tower
  • The tower sits on private property and the land owner donated $200 for the tower
  • In 1925, a new cab was built
  • In 1938, the original tower was replaced with the old 40 FT Acushnet tower
  • In 1944, a new cab and access road was built
  • In 1970, a new 68 FT Aermotor tower (current one) was built with a chain link security fence around it


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