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April 3, 2006
Sandwich Fire Tower
"On The Air"
Sandwich Fire Tower operator Scott Elliot
Sandwich Fire Tower off Route 130 in Sandwich.
Looking north towards Canal power plant
West towards Pave Paws
South towards Otis
East towards East Sandwich and Sandy Neck
Northeast - Cape Cod Bay. Note all those houses in the woods.
Looking at a map of Otis
This is how a 'line' is determined.
The line is plotted on a map out from the tower.
Crossing two or more towers gives a close location of a fire.
Matching the old maps with the new maps and road names requires
knowledge of the area.
Photos Britt Crosby