Rhode Island Fire Towers
Tunk Hill Tower

Tunk Hill Tower
in 1990
(photo courtesy Henry Isenberg)

Town: Scituate
County: Providence
Mountain or Hill: Tunk Hill
Height above sea level: 510 FT
Tower Structure Height: 110 FT
Latitude: 41-45-47
Longitude: 71-37-43
First date of operation: 1934
Type: Aermotor Tower, MC39

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  • The tower resides inside the Scutuate reservoir
  • It was built by the Atlantic pump and supply company of Providence, RI.for $ 2,390.
  • The tower is owned and operated by the city of Providence
  • As of 3/25/04, this tower was placed on the NHLR
  • Tower operations began in March 1934
  • It is the first RI tower listed on the NHLR


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