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Thomas Hill Standpipe Summer Tour Today

Photo of Bangor taken by Cindy Campbell from the Thomas Hill Standpipe

Join me this afternoon high atop the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor! The Bangor Water District only opens the standpipe four times a year, and today is the summer tour. Even more exciting, this is the sunset tour, so the views will be amazing!

I took all of these pictures from the observation deck. I’ve been to the top many times and I have to say the view is unmatched. Beautiful!

Photo of Standpipe Observation Deck by Cindy Campbell

A few fun facts you may not know about the Thomas Hill Standpipe….

  • It’s a national landmark
  • Built in 1897, it’s still in use today!
  • The shell is 110 feet high and 85 feet in diameter with a 38 foot flagpole at the top
  • During World War II, the Standpipe was painted, from grey to olive drab, to disguise it from enemy pilots
  • The Bangor Water District keeps the observation deck closed, except for once each season when they open it to the public.
  • It’s 100 steps to the top, with a couple of places on the way where you can step out of the way and catch your breath
  • It’s not handicapped accessible
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

The Thomas Hill Standpipe will be open tonight from 5 to 9 for the Summer Sunset Tour. I hope you stop by!

 

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