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Stop the madness that is boat noise | Letter

August 20, 2014 · Updated 8:50 AM

Editor’s note: The following letter to the editor was written tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek.


Our group must protest Oak Harbor’s shocking disregard for our health and well-being with the ridiculous amount of noise and excitement brought upon our peace-loving community by the hydroplane races here.

We’ve lived here over 16 years, and although we knew Oak Harbor had a beautiful marina and large, inviting harbor, our Realtor never warned us that there would someday be motorized watercraft racing on these pristine waters.

The thoughtlessness of our local government to allow such a deafening intrusion in our city showed complete disregard for its citizens.

Without a local Environmental Impact Statement, the government needs to build a large lake somewhere near Fallon or El Centro and relocate all of Whidbey Island’s watercraft to operate down there.

Because of this blatant intrusion, we will not be satisfied until Oak Harbor’s Marina and waterways are shut down.

This is madness.

David Acton
President, Idiots for a Quiet Oak Harbor


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