Pictures from Maine
"People bought property here specifically for the silence," said Wendy Todd (with her husband, Perrin), in Mars Hill, Maine.
Mars Hill in 2005, before the erection of 28 wind turbines.
A view of Mars Hill in late January 2006.
A sign registers the feelings of Dawn and Rod Mahan toward the windmill farm just installed in Mars Hill, Maine.
Mountain Road residents Perrin and Wendy Todd say their sleep patterns are disrupted by noise from the line of windmills that loom over their newly constructed house.
"They don't look pretty to me,” said Country Club Road resident Megan Birmingham of the windmills that line Mars Hill in her backyard as she played with her dog Luca on Monday.
Dan Boone created this image using the digital USGS 7.5-minute topographic map mosaic for Aroostook County, ME (from NRCS Geospatial Data Gateway) and incorporated the turbine and met tower locations according to lat-long coordinates provided in FAA's 7460-1 database for this facility - e.g., https://www.oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaaEXT/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=454417 . Note that the 28 1.5-MW wind turbines are under construction during the last months of 2006 by Evergreen Wind Power, LLC; according to FAA they are slated to be 389 feet in overall height (from ground level to highest point of rotor). As indicated, the photo of Mars Hill Turbine #9 is available via this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/5919 ; which provides a south-looking view of the north end of Mars Hill.
Photo of Turbine #9 taken from the north looking south. A map of the locations of the Mars Hill turbines is available at this link: http://www.windaction.org/pictures/6552
At what price do we give the nod to wind towers on mountaintops in sight of the Appalachian Trail?
Transporting of one turbine part. The tower arrives in three pieces and is assembled on-site. Here, the giant carrier is traveling from East Ridge Road onto the access road that UPC Wind had to create due to the angle of the turn.
Oversized windmill blades are on their way Friday from Mack Point in Searsport to Maine's first wind farm in Mars Hill in Aroostook County.
Maine State Police escorts accompany four tractor-trailers on their journey north.