Name: Alex Mavradis
Company: Alex Mavradis Photography
Website: Alex Mavradis Photography
Comments: First hand observation of the Wind
Turbine at Hull, Massachusetts
Arriving by shuttle to Hull from Boston was a peaceful experience,
with a mild breeze, the sun rising in the early morning hours
to Hull Harbor. We debarked onto the wharf and heard nothing
from the wind turbine, that was creating electricity for many
of the Hull residents and businesses.
structure was not unsighly, as gas riggings were in the Harbor,
the towering base of the wind turbine was microscopic,compared
to a tanker transporting crude oil through our environmentally
fragile harbor and surrounding islands. There was no smell
of oil, the air arond us was crisp and clean, and it did not
take up acres upon acres of real estate as do, huge electric
generating power plants from the Quincy shores to Boston Harbor.
pillar upon which the wind turbine and propellars stood, was
clean and reflected the sun's early morning rays.
stood beneath the wind turbine and listened to the tranquilizing
whoosh, as the wind turned the propellars. No one had to speak
loud to be heard, and no sea critter or bird was distrurbed
by this monument to clean energy.
in the morning, several local children and their coaches prepared
to play baseball on the field adjacent to the wind turbine.
No polution hindered their game, and no one feared breathing
in the nasty oxides produced by oil or natural gas fumes from
were stolling along the water's edge, many were fishing from
the clean ocean water, as the tides were bringing in fish
from the ocean.
a photographer, I enjoy scenery, I am not politically involved
in any environmental movement, but like any human being, I
want our oceans and land and air to be free of pollutants
that hinder our activities, no matter what we do for work
or in our leisure time.