Massachusetts Fire Towers
Wellfleet Tower
Massachusetts State Tower #1

Tower in 1995
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)


Town: Wellfleet
County: Barnstable
Mountain or Hill: At Brownies
Height above sea level: 50 FT
Tower Structure Height: 68 FT
Latitude: 41-55-20
Longitude: 70-00-40
First date of operation: Aug 1, 1927
Type: Steel Tower



Other Photos

Both Wellfleet Towers in 1959
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)

Wellfleet Tower circa 1930
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)



  • This is currently an active state tower.
  • The original tower was erected on 10,000 square feet of land that was purchased for $100.
  • The original tower cost was $2000, with $150 contributed by the town of wellfleet, and $100 each from the towns of Eastham, Truro, and Orleans
  • In 1945, a powerline was constructed to the tower and two-way radios were installed
  • In 1960, a new 68 FT tower (current one) was installed replacing the old Iron tower
  • In 2001, this tower received a new cab


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