Massachusetts Fire Towers
Sandwich Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #47

Tower in 1991
(photo courtesy Bob Spear)


Town: Sandwich
County: Barnstable
Mountain or Hill: Telegraph Hill
Height above sea level: 292 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 41-40-40
Longitude: 70-25-42
First date of operation: Sep 1, 1934
Type: Steel Tower



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The original 60 FT Aermotor tower with 7 x 7 FT cab was purchased with ECW funds and was erected by the boys of CCC camp 58
  • In 1956, two-way radios were added
  • In 1966, the current 68 FT tower with 10 x 10 FT cab was built as well as a new fence
  • In 1970, guy wires were added


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