'"Island' will be built in May off Cape Cod to warn U. S. of sneak atomic attack"
On this day in 1955 the US Government proposed a plan to build a series of "radar islands" 150 miles off Cape Cod in May similar to the one shown on the left..
The country was at the height of its "Cold War" fear during this period as the USSR developed the Hydrogen Bomb after successfully using A-Bombs in test.
If the government ever completed these "radar island", our fishermen have yet come across them.
The proposed islands were actually the same "Texas Towers" used to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and would have three ball-shaped radars on them and stand 200 feet above the ocean level.
Here's what Wikipedia reports:
Pay-off for permission to build off-shore natural gas facility in Massachusetts Bay
On this day in 2007 it was announced that next month, a Texas-based company plans to begin construction on an off-shore liquefied natural gas terminal in Massachusetts Bay. Excelerate Energy got the go-ahead late last year after agreeing to fund an almost 17-million dollar system to protect the whales that inhabit these waters.
Using specially designed acoustic buoys, scientists will monitor and record the sounds of the whales. It's a joint effort from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti joined the Cornell crew on the day they deployed the buoys in Massachusetts Bay... Skipper Erik Fel'Dotto gooses the engine of the 42-foot research vessel "Nasty Habits", and heads out into Massachusetts Bay, the crescent of the Atlantic Ocean stretching from Cape Ann to Cape Cod Bay... we hunker down around his laptop to listen to whale calls recently recorded in Cape Cod Bay.
It was a fixture at Nobska Light
On this day in 2007 a bronze memorial dedicated to a Wellesley woman who was killed in the September 11th attacks is missing and appears to be stolen.
Since the year after 9/11/01 the plaque memorializing Neilie Casey who died aboard American Airlines Flight 11 was a fixture at Nobska Light.
Read more about Neilie Casey here.