Massachusetts Fire Towers
Sharon Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #14

Tower in 1991
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


Town: Sharon
County: Norfolk
Mountain or Hill: Moose Hill
Height above sea level: 534 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 42-07-26
Longitude: 71-12-52
First date of operation: Aug 1, 1917
Type: Steel Tower



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  • This is currently an active state tower
  • The original tower was moved from Bluff Head in Sharon to this location
  • The tower sits on leased land
  • In 1938, two-way radios were installed.
  • Also in 1938, the Hurricane of '38 causes damage and repairs are made
  • In 1945, new power and phone lines are installed to the tower
  • In 1949, a weather station is installed
  • In 1956, guy wires are added to the tower
  • In 1966, a new tower (current one) was built
  • The current tower now has a chain link fence around it
  • In 1992, a new 10 x 10 cab was installed
  • In 1998, the stairs and landings were replaced
  • As of the year 2000, the state owns the title to the land


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