Massachusetts Fire Towers
Williamstown Tower

Williamstown Tower
(photo courtesy of a Mystery Contributor)


Town: Williamstown
County: Berkshire
Mountain or Hill: Berlin Mountain
Height above sea level: 2978 FT
Tower Structure Height: 50 FT
Latitude: 42-41-51
Longitude: 73-16-98
First date of operation: Aug 1, 1915
Type: Steel Tower



Other Photos

Tower Footings in 2000
(photo courtesy Peter Hayes)



  • This tower was a joint venture between Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont all paying some of the costs of its operation
  • The town of Williamstown donated $300 toward the tower. Some of this was to enable public access via a ladder to the tower
  • This was one of two towers constructed to replace the semi-blind site at the top of Mount Greylock in Adams
  • The other site was Savoy
  • The tower was staffed until 1923
  • All that remains of this tower are the footings


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