Bourne Fire Tower
US 586, MA 13

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 586, MA 13 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)
Date Registered June 30, 2004
Nominated by Henry Isenberg
Location Town of Bourne
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Coordinates N 41° 45.250' W 070° 30.700' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 45' 15" W 070° 30' 42"
N 41.754170° W 070.511670°
Elevation 127 ft (39 m)
Built 1947
Administered by Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control
Cooperators Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 1


The present Bourne Fire Tower is a 70’ steel tower with standard Mass.10’x10’ wood cab was built in 1947 replacing a 48’ tower built in 1913. This is the second tower built in Barnstable County and the 23rd state tower built overall. It is operated by the Massachusetts Bureau of Forest Fire Control.


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Visit Reports

September 10, 2006: Joshua Nigro


Needs paint? No Response
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Good condition? Yes
Comments: This tower is still an active tower.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? No


Staffed? Yes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? No Response
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? No Response