Massachusetts Fire Towers
Monterey Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #50

Monterey Tower in 1998
(photo courtesy Bill Cobb)


Town: Monterey
County: Berkshire
Mountain or Hill: Mount Wilcox
Height above sea level: 2112 FT
Tower Structure Height: 60 FT
Latitude: 42-13-10
Longitude: 73-13-59
First date of operation: Apr 1, 1934
Type: Aermotor



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • In 1934, this tower was built by the boys of CCC camp 66, and purchased with ECW funds
  • The original tower is a 60 FT Aermotor with a 7 x 7 FT cab
  • In 1948, a power line was run and two-way radios installed
  • In 1966, a new 10 x 10 FT cab and chain link fence were built
  • In 2003, a new cab was built


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