Maine foghorns to be radio activated by May

EP-151119543The Coast Guard on Friday announced plans to install Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS) devices at 17 foghorns located at lighthouses across Maine, including Goat Island Light off Cape Porpoise. Sarah Nunan is one of those people who raised concerns about the new key activated system. Her husband is a lobsterman in Cape Porpoise. “There is a foghorn for the safety of boats out in the ocean,” she said. “What if there is a kayak or a skiff that is right outside the harbor that gets shut in by the fog and does not have a VHF? They cannot activate the foghorn. Read the rest here 11:17

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