Maine Forest Fire Lookouts

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See the damage extreme weather can do to a Maine fire tower!



Saddleback cab destroyed & Bigelow tower iced

Coburn Mt. tower lies crumpled from heavy ice


Pleasant Pond Mt.-located in Caratunk Plantation, in Somerset County, elevation of 2480'
1st tower erected in 1910 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1917 (24' steel tower)
This tower was removed and re-erected on Barren Mt in 1951

Poccomoonshine Mt.-located in Princeton, in Washington County, elevation of 605'
Erected in 1934 (73' steel tower)
This tower is no longer standing

Pogey Mt.-located in Township 4, Range 8,9, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 2722'
This tower is no longer standing

Priestly Mt.-located in Township 10, Range 13, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 1900'
1st tower erected in 1910 (22' wooden log tower)
2nd tower erected in 1929 (24' steel tower)
Priestly Mt. Fire Tower in 1987

Ragged Mt.-located in Township 4, Indian Purchase, in Penobscot County, elevation of 1303'
1st tower erected in 1910 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1918 (36' steel tower)
This tower was standing in 1993 with it's cab gone
Remains of the Ragged Mt. Fire Tower in 1995

Ridley Hill-located in Shapliegh, in York County, elevation of 760'
Erected in 1940 (wooden live-in tower)
Torn down in 1963 when land owner would not re-new lease, new tower erected on nearby Mt.Hope
Ridley Hill Fire Tower-Removed in 1963

Rocky Brook Mt.-located in Township 11, Range 10, in Aroostook County

Rocky Mt.-located in Township 18, Range 12, in Aroostook County, elevation of 1400'
1st tower erected in 1907 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1917 (wooden tower built on another bluff of the mountain)
3rd tower erected in 1921 (48' steel tower)
This tower remains standing and in fair condition in 1997
Rocky Mt. Fire Tower in 1995

Rollins Mt.-located in Lincoln, in Penobscot County, elevation of 940'
Erected in 1913
Removed in 1971
Stairwayof former fire tower atop Rollins Mt. in 2000
Tower Footingsof former fire tower atop Rollins Mt. in 2000

Ross Mt.-located in Township 11, Range 15, in Aroostook County
Erected in 1914 (60' steel tower)
This tower is standing and in good condition in 1996
Ross Mt. Fire tower

Round Mt.-located in Township 11, Range 8, in Aroostook County, elevation of 2147'
1st tower erected in 1909 (tree tower)
2nd tower erected in 1916 (wooden tower)
3rd tower erected in 1918 (36' steel tower)
This tower is standing with it's cab gone in 1996
Original tree lookout at Round Mt. in 1910

Round Pond Mt.-located in Township 13, Range 12, in Aroostook County, elevation of 1382'


Sabao Mt.-located in Township 42-MD, in Hancock County, elevation of 1087'
Erected in 1937 (36' steel tower)
Tower no longer standing in 1997

Sabattus Mt.-located in Lovell, in Oxford County, elevation of 1280'
Erected in 1939 (60' steel tower)
Removed and re-erected on Mt.Hope in Sanford in 1963
Sabattus Mt. Fire tower-1950's
Sabattus Mt. Watchman's Camp-1950's

Saddleback Mt.-located in Sandy River Plantation, in Franklin County, elevation of 4116
Erected in 1913 (36' steel tower)
Tower struck by lightning in the 1930's and re-built
Cab re-built in 1938 after being crushed by ice
This tower is no longer standing in 1997
Saddleback Fire Tower encrusted in rime ice-December 1968

Sally Mt.-located in Attean Township, in Somerset County, elevation of 2221'
Erected in 1908 (20' wooden tower)
Destroyed in a forest fire in 1908
Rebuilt in 1909 (20' wooden tower)
Sally Mt. Fire Tower
Footings of the old fire tower on Sally Mt. in 1998

Sargent Mt.-located on Mt.Desert Island, in Hancock County, elevation of 1373'
A wooden tower, no information is available on it

Schoodic Mt.-located in Township 9, in Hancock County, elevation of 1069'
1st tower erected in 1914 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1920 (24' steel tower)
This tower is longer standing in 1997, cab removed

Simmons Mt. No information available

Snow Mt.-located in Eustis, in Franklin County, elevation of 3948'
1st tower erected in 1910 (wooden pole tower)
2nd tower erected in 1914 (24' steel tower)
This tower is still standing in 1997
Snow Mt. Fire tower the early 1900's
Snow Mt. Fire tower in 1968

Soper Mt.-located in Township 8, Range 12, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 1410'
1st tower erected in 1909 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1916 (wooden log tower)
3rd tower erected in 1924 (27' steel tower)

Soubunge Mt.-located in Township 4, Range 11, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 2104'
1st tower erected in 1918 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1919 (12' steel tower)
Tower standing in 1998 with cab gone
Soubunge Mt. Fire tower with it's cab destroyed by fire-July 1998

Sourdnahunk Mt.-located in Township 1, Range 11, in Piscataquis County, Tower erected in 1914
No further information is available on this tower

Speckled Mt.-located in Stoneham, in Oxford County, elevation of 2877'
Tower erected in 1919 (36' steel tower)
Tower removed in 1987 and re-built on Streaked Mt. in Buckfield
Speckled Mt tower in the 1950's
Speckled Mt. Fire tower in the 1980;s

Spoon Mt.-located in Township 8, Range 7, in Penobscot County, elevation of 1082'
1st tower erected in 1916 (30' wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1920 (45' wooden tower)
3rd tower erected in 1936 (50' steel tower)

Spruce Mt.-located in Woodstock, in Oxford County, elevation of 2340'
No information on this site except that it is known that there are 4 cement footings on the top indicating a tower site years ago?

Squa-Pan Mt.-located in Township 11, Range 4, in Aroostook County, elevation of 1460'
1st tower erected in 1918 (26' wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1926 (48' steel tower)
This tower is no longer standing

Squaw Mt.-located in Township 2, Range 6 near Greenville, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 3209'
1st tower erected in 1905 (wooden log cabin tower)
2nd tower erected in 1919 (12' steel tower)
Cab rebuilt in 1937 after being struck by lightning
Standing in 1998 in need of serious repairs
Squaw Mt.Fire Tower in the 1950's
Squaw Mt.Fire Tower

Stockholm Mt.-located in Stockholm, in Aroostook County, elevation of 974'
Erected in 1924 (75' steel tower)
Standing in 1993

Storey Hill-located in Wade, in Aroostook County, elevation of 960'
Tower erected in 1950 (25' steel tower)

Streaked Mt.-located in Buckfield, in Oxford County, elevation of 1770'
1st tower erected in 1950 (34' steel tower)
Original Streaked Mt. Fire tower
New Tower in 1950
Installing the antennas on Streaked tower-1950
Watchman's Camp at Streaked Mt. 1950
2nd tower erected in 1987 (37' steel tower, moved from Speckled Mt.)
Standing in good condition in 1998
Streaked Mt.Fire Tower in 1997

Taylor Hill-located in Princeton, in Washington County
Tower erected in 1913

Three Brooks Mt.-located in Township 15, Range 6, in Aroostook County, elevation of 1578'
Tower erected in 1914 (48' steel tower)
Tower standing in 1993

Trout Mt.-located in Township 2, Range 9, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 1420'
Erected in 1931 after being moved from Black Cat Mt. (60' steel tower)
Tower is toppled on site in 1993

Trout Brook Mt.-located in Township 5, Range 9, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 1767'
Tower is no longer on site

Tug Mt.-located in Township 30 MD, in Washington County, elevation of 717'
Erected in 1913
Tower is no longer standing

Tumbledown Mt.-located in Township 5, Range 6, in Somerset County, elevation of 3542'
1st tower erected in 1910 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1914 (24' steel tower)
Tower Standing in 1985
Tumbledown Mt. Fire tower in 1980's

Wadleigh Mt.-located in Township 1, Range 12, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 1000'
Tower erected in 1927 (36' steel tower)
Tower standing in 1998
Wadleigh Mt. Fire tower in the 1970's
Wadleigh Mt. Fire tower in 1998

Washington Bald Mt.-located in Township 42 MD, in Washington County, elevation of 1100'
1st tower erected in 1918 (55' wooden enclosed tower)
2nd tower erected in 1934 (70' steel tower)
Tower standing in 1998
Washington Bald Fire tower in the 1980's
Washington Bald Fire tower in 1981-Photo by Harold Nelson
Washington Bald's Watchman's Cabin in 1981-Photo by Harold Nelson

Wesley Mt. (Day Hill)-located in Wesley, in Washington County, elevation of 540'
1st tower erected in 1910 (Wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1936 (50' steel tower)
Tower standing and in poor condition in 1998
Wesley Fire Tower

West Kennebago Mt.-located in Upper Cupsuptic Township, in Oxford County, elevation of 3705'
1st tower erected in 1911 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1914 (24' steel tower)
Tower standing in 1998
West Kennebago Fire Tower in the 1920's

White Cap Mt.-located in Township 7, Range 10, in Piscataquis County, elevation of 3707'
1st tower erected in 1906 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1920 (24' steel tower)
Tower no longer standing and has been removed
White Cap Fire tower
White Cap Fire tower in 1955-Photo by Harold Nelson

Whitney Hill-located in Macwahoc Plantation, in Aroostook County, elevation of 2395'
Tower erected in 1929 (73' steel tower)

Williams Mt.-located in Township 2, Range 7, in Somerset County, elevation of 2395'
1st tower erected in 1911 (wooden tower)
2nd tower erected in 1914 (48' steel tower)
Tower standing but in poor condition in 1998
Williams Mt. Fire Tower in 1996

York Hill-located in New Sharon, in Franklin County, elevation of 1210'
Erected in 1948 (65' steel tower)
Tower no longer standing
York Hill Fire tower in the 1980's

Zircon Mt.-located in Milton Township, in Oxford County, elevation of 2240'
Erected in 1922 (55' steel tower)
Tower is toppled on site in 1997
Zircon Mt. Fire Tower in the 1950's-Cabin in foreground
Zircon Mt. Fire Tower in the 1950's
Zircon Mt. Watchman's Camp after heavy snow in a 1950's winter

Maine Forest Service Storehouse's & Forest Fire Control Stations


North Berwick Storehouse-1960's
Lovell Storehouse-1950's
Mechanic Falls Storehouse-1950's
Island Falls Ranger Station in the 1940's
Weld Storehouse-1950's
Pittston Farm Storehouse-1997
Ripogenus Fire Warden's camp in the early 1900's

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