To the Editor:
I am a resident of Allerton Hill, and I’m writing to support the restoration of the Fort Revere tower. I moved to Hull 10 years ago, and in the time I have lived here I have never been able to go to the top of the tower. From my window, I can see the tower across the harbor, standing proudly atop Telegraph Hill. When flying into Logan Airport, I can sometimes catch a glimpse of the tower from the plane window as we descend and I know I am almost home.
As with any home, I understand that we need to prioritize repairs and maintenance. I believe it’s important to invest and maintain the historic assets that we have in the town of Hull. These assets are part of what make Hull unique. The tower is the centerpiece of a historic fort and park area. I like bringing my friends and visitors to the Fort Revere Park to show them the views and walk around the bunkers. It’s always disappointing to me when they ask about the tower: “Can you go up there?” “Is it going to fall down?” “How long has that fencing been there?” I wish I could give them positive answers to these questions.
The Fort Revere tower is a reflection of our town’s great past, but it could reflect an investment in our future. I sincerely hope the town does something to fix it soon.