Mount Hope Fire Tower
US 95, ME 5

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 95, ME 5 (view other lookouts in United States, Maine)
Date Registered November 18, 1994
Nominated by Keith & Shirley Goodrich, Volunteer Watchmen
Location Town of Sanford
York County, Maine
Coordinates N 43° 25.093' W 070° 47.998' (view using Google Maps)
N 43° 25' 06" W 070° 47' 60"
N 43.418220° W 070.799974°
Elevation 688 ft (210 m)
Built 1962
Administered by Maine Forest Service
Cooperators Maine Forest Service and Sanford Fire Department


Erected in 1962, the 60’ Mount Hope Fire Tower was one of the last constructed in Maine. The metal Aermotor tower with 7’ x 7’ metal cab replaced a 60’ wooden western tower with live-in cab and catwalk that was located on nearby Ridley Hill. The tower, owned by the Maine Forest Service, is active and is staffed each year by volunteers from the Sanford Township Fire Department.


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