Rocky Dundee turbines above Upper Pond, which has a nesting pair of American Bald Eagles on the shore at the base of this ridge
Flying from the southern end of the project in Burlington towards the northern end 7 miles away in Winn
Rocky Dundee turbines. Wind turbine development like this fragments wildlife habitat. Note the meteorological tower located with this cluster of turbines.
Rocky Dundee turbines--an illegal industrial site located in a Rural Residential Zone.
Rocky Dundee turbines; the area was once an historic Scottish settlement.
Rocky Dundee turbines. This was once wilderness, then farmland, then reverted to forest and is now an industrial site.
Rocky Dundee turbines, paid for by taxpayer subsidies.
Rocky Dundee turbines; the ridges are blasted and torn up to install the turbines.
Rocky Dundee turbines; note the scale of the turbine compared to the truck.
Rocky Dundee turbines. These turbines are 389 feet tall.
Rocky Dundee turbines above Madagascal Pond. Every ridge from the Rollins Project east to the Canadian border is being looked at for similar wind power projects.
Mt. Katahdin beyond turbines on the northern end of Rollins Mt. More turbines are proposed for ridges even closer to Maine's iconic mountain.
Rollins Mt. turbines on a long steady ridgeline running north-south.
Rollins Mt. turbines. NREL maps indicate this area is "poor" wind potential. First Wind says otherwise but refuses to divulge any wind data they collected.
Rollins Mt. turbines. To anchor these turbines in easily shattered shale meant maximum blasting, excavation and concrete poured.
Rollins Mt. turbines up close--GE 1.5 MW turbines made in China.
Rollins Mt. turbines. The distant ridge to the left in the photo is Passadumkeag Mt., which is targeted by a wind developer.
There are 40 turbines in total
The turbines go on and on for 7 miles on the ridges above the 13 Lincoln Lakes
Northern end of Rollins Mt.
In addition to the 13 Lincoln Lakes, these ridges are surrounded by a vast array of wetlands. The turbines are in the middle of the most significant migratory waterfowl flyway in Maine.
Throughout the area are ridges, lakes, the magnificent presense of Mt. Katahdin, and now industrial wind turbines.
A solo turbine marring an otherwise spectacular view. How many more spectacular views throughout rural Maine will be ruined by wind turbines?
Village of Burlington with the Rocky Dundee turbines in the distance
Rocky Dundee was heavily cut for timber and the major landowners decided to go for quick easy money leasing to First Wind rather than managing the land for forestry.
Caribou Pond below turbines on Rollins Mt. There are more than 800 year round homes and summer cottages on the lakes that will be affected by the turbine noise.
Note how the cottage on the side of the ridge is dwarfed by the turbines. The owner has a spectacular view of the lakes and Mt. Katahdin, but the peace and quiet will be gone with the noise of the turbines.
Turbines above Lincoln on the shores of Mattanawcook Lake. All 13 lakes have loons. Ospreys and eagles hunt for fish in the lakes and the three rivers and other wetlands. The Rollins wind turbines are on ridges that separate three major watershed.
Another view of Lincoln with the turbines on the ridges. When the wind comes from the east/northeast, the turbines will be heard in neighborhoods in town.
Part of downtown Lincoln, nestled on the outlet to Mattanawcook Lake, with turbines on Rollins Mt. above it.
Back to the Lincoln Municipal Airport, with the iconic Mt. Katahdin in the background.