Mock turbine gives serious message

Dave Barr of Lucan is building a replica wind turbine complete with whirling blades of glued, warped wood to mock the wind turbines that are planned to go into Lake Huron near his cottage at Point Clarke. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

Lucan contractor hopes his 11-metre tall replica will show people — and provincial officials — just how much of an eyesore these monstrosities will be in Lake Huron

by Ian Gillespie, London Free Press

LUCAN — Dave Barr gazes up at the silver column standing in his driveway.

“I’m sure I’m going to tick a few of my neighbours off,” says the Lucan contractor. “But that’s OK.”

Frankly, Barr is hoping to tick off more than just a few neighbours.  Because when he’s finished, that pillar will stand nearly 11 metres tall — about the height of an average telephone pole. It’ll feature three 2.4-metre long propellers, a blinking red light and a big sign bearing one simple word: No. Continue reading