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Proposed Location of Offshore Wind Farm

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Cape Wind Associates of Boston, has proposed building the country's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound. The 130 wind turbines would be placed in a 24-square-mile area on Horseshoe Shoal, and some of the 417-foot tall turbines would be visible from Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and various points along the Cape's south coast from Mashpee to Dennis. As popular as these areas are to the summer vacation tourist trade, let alone the local year-round residents, it will be interesting to see if this plan succeeds.

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