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Old 01-27-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I enjoy looking at the windmills up our way. The Teletubbies theme always comes to mind.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I know...doesn't bother me either. I bet some neighbor once complained about all those ugly windmills in the Netherlands. It's funny what one can get used to.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Misina - you say you "enjoy" looking at them, but do you have to "listen" to them day and night? Some say when the sun comes up to the level of the blades - or when it goes down in the afternoon - it is like a constant strobe light in there homes.

IMO the people of Vinalhaven were mislead.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Can't say I can hear them, but I can see 35 of them from here.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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I enjoyed seeing the ones on Stetson Mt. Of course I always like to see stuff like that.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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And I still wouldn't buy it.

Even without the noise, those windmills are eyesores.

What I don't understand, is that tourism is a big part of Vinylhaven's economy.

Why would Vinylhaven want to hurt their tourism industry with noisy and ugly windmills?
But I would. I think they are neat to watch, don't mind the sound (I have lived most of my life within a block of a railroad tracks and trains have to be much more disturbing) and would put one up myself if I could afford it!
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