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Feb 8, 2017 1:18 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Strange Looking Vessel Seeks Harbor From The Storm In Southampton

The Lacie Eymard will be sitting out the storm off of Southampton Village on her way back to the Gulf of Mexico.
Feb 8, 2017 1:18 PM

An odd looking structure that appeared in the ocean off Southampton Village Wednesday morning was actually a sea-going vessel, the Lacie Eymard.

It is an elevator platform owned by Offshore Marine Contractors that has been working for the last two years on the construction of the five wind turbines erected in the ocean off Block Island.

The vessel is in transit back to its home port in the Gulf of Mexico, but parked off Southampton this week to wait out stormy seas expected Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Lacie Eymard is capable of anchoring its elevated work platform in up to 200 feet of water.

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This is just the beginning. This has NEVER happened before. Now that Big Energy has been given the rights to our waters by Cuomo, you're going to start seeing lots of this between you and the horizon.

What do you think is going to be building the wind farm for the next 10+ years when it runs over budget?
By SlimeAlive (1181), Southampton on Feb 8, 17 1:34 PM
Visual Pollution and a nail in the coffin of Marine Mammals
By KimFagerland (1), on Feb 8, 17 2:33 PM
Of course they will run over estimate. Cheap, Green power is not cheap. They are spending OUR money not there own...
By knitter (1805), Southampton on Feb 8, 17 3:10 PM
There are no purely beneficent alternatives to choose from when figuring out how to sate our energy appetite. Everything causes pollution of some sort (Even if the source itself doesn't pollute, the manufacturing process that creates that source does.) However, on balance, solar and wind power are the most innocuous means of supplying the grid.

So we won't have uninterrupted ocean vistas to contemplate anymore. Not good, but so much less pernicious than spewing CO2 and other noxious ...more
By highhatsize (4120), East Quogue on Feb 8, 17 5:53 PM
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Do they need a permit to park there?
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Feb 9, 17 11:32 AM
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Speaking of PERMITS , ALEX, you are slipping again and running for office next time. How about painting the parking lines at both the Speonk and Westhampton Railroad stations so people know where to park? Also, how about the handicap parking spots getting both more, and,
new blue lines. They are in bad shape at both locations causing confusion, people backing up into the wrong spots...a mess that the railroad says you handle the upkeep on.
THANKS ALEX. My vote is yours if you do your job.
By Ibill (47), remsenburg on Feb 9, 17 11:55 AM
Rumor was that the vessel is alien and was there to take some of
elected officials back to the home planet
By Obserever (40), Southnampton on Feb 11, 17 6:17 PM
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One can only hope.....
By bird (808), Sag Harbor on Feb 12, 17 5:36 PM
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