Witness Tour on the Cape Coming to a Close
by Jessica Miller
September 5, 2006
We have made it to the last stop on the tour, lovely P-town. Witness has a nice parking spot on the pier and we definitely find ourselves in friendlier waters. Alas the weather is not cooperating with us too well. It is cold and very windy; they have even stopped the ferry from running back and forth from Boston because of the wind and waves. But the staff and volunteers continue to be out on the street spreading the word about Cape Wind and yesterday we had over 100 people tour Witness.
On Thursday we said good bye to our Danish friend, Jens Larsen. Jens is an offshore wind expert that came over for part of the tour to help educate people on the reality of offshore wind success in Denmark. Jens presented to the Massachusetts State legislators, the Massachusetts wind working group and sat on a panel at Cape Cod Community College. The panel, which consisted of a retired Nantucket Sound ferryboat captain and the public policy director for Mass Audubon Society, got pretty heated with the local NIMBY opposition out in full force. Over 90 people were in attendance and got to hear from the panelists and visit the Rolling Sunlight on their way to and from the parking lot.
This weekend we were also joined by some of the frontline canvassers form the Boston office, they worked the streets of P-town signing on supporters and collecting postcards in support of Cape Wind.
Two more days of open boats in P-town and then the tour ends and we make our way home.