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What you need to know: The Proposed Wind Port & Protecting Sears Island
October 12, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of Sears Island will hold a free public meeting on Wednesday, October 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library, to give an update on the status of the proposal to develop a “wind port” in Searsport. Large floating wind turbines would be constructed and launched from the port for deployment in the Gulf of Maine. At this meeting we will review the process so far and provide analysis of new information that is expected to come during the September 29 meeting of the Offshore Wind Port Advisory Group in Augusta.
Sears Island and Mack Point are identified as feasible locations for this port, if such a port will be built in Penobscot Bay. If Sears Island is chosen for this development, it would destroy the island’s ecological, recreational, and economic value, while re-developing Mack Point, an industrial site for more than a century, into a renewable energy site offers a “greener” option.
To learn more about the state’s plan, click here for our resource page.