|Registry Numbers||US 538, MA 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Massachusetts)|
|Date Registered||December 15, 2003|
|Nominated by||Henry Isenberg|
Town of Plymouth
Plymouth County, Massachusetts
N 41° 54.954' W 070° 35.400' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 54' 57" W 070° 35' 24"
N 41.915900° W 070.590000°
|Elevation||375 ft (114 m)|
|Administered by||Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control|
|Cooperators||Mass. Bureau of Forest Fire Control, District 2|
Plymouth, MA may well be the site of the oldest and longest continuing fire detection activity in America. Over the past 125 years there have been a series of fire towers at five locations within the town. In 1889 the Town of Plymouth operated a 90’ iron fire tower on Billington Hill. When the state took over fire detection in 1911 they built a new tower on Reservoir Hill. In 1939, a replacement 48’ tower was relocated on Telegraph Hill and served until 1942. That year a new tower was constructed on Manomet Hill and served in that location until 1966.
The current 70’ Plymouth Fire Tower features a 10’x10’ wooden cab and was built on Pine Hill in 1966.
|Needs paint?||No Response|
|Condition of wood OK?||Yes|
Electronics and Enroachments
|Are electronic sites enroaching on tower?||No|
Access and Signs
|NHLR sign posted?||No|
|Directions to tower signed?||No|
Opportunities for Volunteer Support
|Volunteers staffing opportunities?||No Response|
|Volunteer maintenance opportunities?||No Response|