Former Adversary Turns Wind Farm Friend, Plans Tours

BARNSTABLE (AP) — A Massachusetts ferry company that once raised concerns about construction of a wind farm in Nantucket Sound is now embracing the energy project as a tourist destination.

Hy-Line Cruises and wind farm developer Cape Wind are scheduled to announce a deal Monday to create tours of planned 130 wind turbines being erected off the coast of Cape Cod.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports.

David Scudder, Hy-Line vice president of operations, tells the Cape Cod Times he envisions a “world class tourist attraction.”

Hy-Line had raised navigational concerns since the wind farm was first proposed in 2001. Scudder says those concerns have been addressed through the 10-year permitting process.

Hy-Line will build a special hybrid boat to take tourists to the area.

Cape Wind President Jim Gordon says trips through the wind farm will be “awe inspiring.”

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  • jaygee

    The executives at Hy-Line changed their mind with regards to the environment and the wind farm’s threat to the ecological balance when an impact report one thing, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in their pockets.

  • emom

    Just build the things, I still dont get the problem, there are many up and running across the country and there is no issue with the eco system, they dont run on resoursces, oh wait WIND… gee it can be a great resource for us to produce electricity. BUILD THEM AND WE THEN SHALL HAVE LIGHT. then maybe those that feel they can destroy will then finally see a BIG LIGHT ,,

  • hackwannabe

    Nothing Awe Inspiring here. On Land, then maybe it is cost effective. CapeWind found another SAP to buy their overpriced electricity. CapeWind is obsolete before it is built. Just wait until they corrode.

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