1931: "In the Fall of 1931 it was decided to do away with the handicap of certain districts not having a lookout tower. After a careful survey, five new forty-seven foot steel lookout stations and one dismantled one were erected on peaks in the Organized Towns, which in cooperation with those already up would practically look over all the timberland in the greater part of southern Maine. The dismantled tower was re-erected on Frye Mountain in Waldo County." (Annual Report of the Forest Commissioner of the State of Maine)
c.2002: The tower was removed.
2005: The dismantled and re-newed tower was moved to the Swan Island Wildlife Management Area were it was reassembled.