South East Lighthouse, photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

Block Island Times: The National Parks Services (NPS) has weighed in on Deepwater Wind’s proposal to build a 30-megawatt, 5-turbine wind farm 3 miles off Block Island’s southeast coast.

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the NPS said that it is concerned about potential adverse impacts to Block Island’s historic South East Lighthouse, the lighthouse’s property and its viewshed. The NPS also suggests that additional locations be considered for the wind farm.

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