County

Knox

Location (Address)

This tower is located on the summit of Mt. Battie in Camden Hills State Park, Camden, Maine. Cars can drive to the top of the mountain and park in a small lot; it is then a short walk to the Memorial tower which looks out onto Penobscot Bay.

Zip Code

04843

Type

Tower

Additional Type

Plaque

Maker/Sculptor

Parker Morse Hooper (Architect)

Date Erected

1921

Date Dedicated

8-20-1921

Inscriptions

IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION

OF THE SERVICE RENDERED BY

THE MEN AND WOMEN OF CAMDEN

IN

THE WORLD WAR

1914-1918

THE MOUNT BATTIE ASSOCIATION

HAS ERECTED THIS TOWER

FOR AN ENDURING MEMORIAL

1921

Materials

Stone tower, with circular staircase, with a small bronze plaque on the exterior.

Sponsor

The Mount Battie Association

Monument Description

Perhaps Maine's most well-known World War I memorial, the 26-foot tall stone Mount Battie Memorial Tower was erected at the summit in 1921 in honor of the men and women of Camden who took part in the war effort during World War I. The memorial was built on the site of the former Mt. Battie Club House, and some of the stones from the Club House were used to construct the memorial.

Comments

Mount Battie became part of Camden Hills State Park in 1948. In 1963, the Maine State Park Commission built a road to the summit for automobiles.

In January 2015, the Friends of the Mount Battie Tower began a campaign to raise $100,000 for structural repairs needed for the tower's masonry, as well as the stairs inside the tower.

Every holiday season (Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve), a large star is hung and lit atop the tower and can be seen all across Penobscot Bay.

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Photographer

Libby Bischof

Date Taken

2015

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Keywords

Camden, Maine, WWI, Memorial, Tower, Mt. Battie

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