The Welcome to Lincoln sign near the Lee town line is right at the entrance to Rollins Mt. Two unfinished turbine towers can be seen on the ridge through the trees. The sign should be re-done with the slogan "land of 40 turbines" and the iconic loon replaced with a wind turbine, because that is exactly what they are doing. Say goodbye to all the loons on the 13 lakes and ponds. How sad!
Here is a shot of those two unfinished turbines beyond the sign.
Off Half Township Rd., the most northerly end of Rocky Dundee has a cluster of turbines with nacelle and blades already installed.
Part of Rollins Mt. across Caribou Pond; many more turbines to come.
Another part of Rollins Mt. across Caribou Pond. The Rollins Mt. ridgeline is slated for 18 turbines.
No attempt to hide the powerline that connects the Rocky Dundee (Rollins South) turbines with Rollins North; this view is also across Caribou Pond. Ice fishing shacks are quaint and temporary. Wind turbines? Not so much!
The photos across Caribou Pond were taken in front of this seasonal cottage. Should this cottage owner suffer loss of property value for such a folly?
The Lee Road from Lincoln to Lee has scenic vistas like this that are now being destroyed by wind turbines.
Another view of Rocky Dundee turbines from the same spot on the Lee Road in Lincoln.
From Prince Thomas Park in Lincoln looking up lovely Mattanawcook Lake to the ridges of Rocky Dundee.
People around town are remarking that the turbines seem to be a lot bigger than the photos from First Wind depicted. Gee, were the people in Lincoln Lakes region deceived? Again, from Prince Thomas Park in Lincoln looking up lovely Mattanawcook Lake to the ridges of Rocky Dundee.
Welcome to downtown Lincoln, greeted by a little park with gazebo and what used to be a lovely view up Mattanawcook Lake to the ridges of Rocky Dundee, some 3 mile in the distance.
Unfinished towers on Rollins Mt. from a year round home on Mattanawcook Lake
Closer to Rocky Dundee from another year round home on Mattanawcook Lake
Rocky Dundee, from Mattanawcook Lake. A local Registered Maine Guide once told me the hunting was great up there; something else sacrificed to the folly of the industrial wind project.
One more view of one of the devastated ridges of Rocky Dundee from Mattanawcook Lake.
Rocky Dundee turbines peak out everywhere you go; this is from Transalpine Rd. in Lincoln
Some old farm buildings and rolling hardwood ridges---a typical New England vignette. Now marred by the intrusion of wind turbines.
Three unfinished wind turbines hover above these cottages on Upper Cold Stream Pond (known locally as the "Little Narrows"). The gentle whisper of breezes in the pines and the call of the loons will be replaced by the roar, thumping, and screeching of industrial turbines.
Rocky Dundee turbines under construction. It takes "the largest crane in New England", boasts Reed & Reed, to hoist 60 ton nacelles (made in China!) and 124 ft. long blades (made in Brazil!) to the top of the towers. This is industrial sprawl in Rural Residential zoning!
The previous photo was taken with a zoom lens. This is without the zoom. Part of Upper Cold Stream Pond is below the ridge.
A Rocky Dundee ridge in Burlington. The sprawling industrial wind project has 3 turbines in Winn; 6 in Lee; 12 in Burlington; and 19 turbines plus an operations facility in Lincoln. Note the slashing access road across the ridge.
A zoom lens was used to get a close-up of another turbine just starting to rise, well below the ridge top where there is even less wind. This project is in an area with "poor" wind potential according to US Energy Informatina Administration and NREL maps. First Wind never divulges what their wind measurements are. It will have, at best, 20% capacity factor.
This is the view from a cottage on Upper Cold Stream that has a "For Sale" sign. Its a lovely place on a spring-fed pond with good trout fishing, loons, and friendly neighbors. Please, if you think wind turbines are "beautiful", "majestic", "like works of art" (actual descriptions from people who believe in these), please buy this person's cottage at full market value. I'm thinking not many people want to buy a cottage with a view of wind turbines.