Harris Mountain Lookout
US 66, ME 2

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 66, ME 2 (view other lookouts in United States, Maine)
Date Registered August 7, 1993
Nominated by Caroline S. Parmenter, R.N., FFLA
Location Penobscot County, Maine
Coordinates N 44° 39.876' W 069° 08.843' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 39' 53" W 069° 08' 51"
N 44.664600° W 069.147382°
Elevation 1,182 ft (360 m)
Built 1940
Administered by Maine Dept. of Conservation
Cooperators Maine Forest Service & Unity College Forestry Dept.

Description

Harris Mountain Lookout, a 50 wooden tower with 14 x 14 live-in cab and catwalk was the only tower of its type in the state of Maine. It was built by the U.S. Forest Service and originally stood on the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. In 1940 the tower was dismantled and purchased by the Maine Forest Service, which moved it to this location. The tower was removed in 2006.

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Bill Cobb

Condition

Needs paint? Yes
Shutters OK? Yes
Condition of wood OK? Yes
Stairs OK? Yes
Glass intact? Yes
Comments: On 8/19/06, I picked up the remains of the Harris Mountain Fire Lookout on my way to Deasey Mountain and some other area lookout sites. On Friday 10/27/06, Henry and I drove the remains 450 miles down to the Pennsylvania Forest Fire Museum and delivered them to Steve Cummings. <br /> <br />The following items were delivered: <br /> <br />o A 6 foot section of stairway (one-half of one full 12 foot section) <br />o One set of leg bolts and bushings <br />o One telephone line insulator <br />o Photos of the removal on 7/26/2006 <br /> <br />This marks the final chapter for this old lookout.

Electronics and Enroachments

Are electronic sites enroaching on tower? Yes

Access and Signs

NHLR sign posted? Yes
Directions to tower signed? Yes

Staffing

Staffed? Yes

Opportunities for Volunteer Support

Volunteers staffing opportunities? Yes
Volunteer maintenance opportunities? Yes