Skip to comments.Fog or no fog, a broken foghorn wails on
Posted on 02/09/2006 3:15:12 PM PST by Rakkasan1
MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- There may be no fog and it's the middle of the day, but Monterey's broken foghorn wails away -- around the clock because its switch is stuck "on." Its switch is stuck and nobody locally can fix it, said Boatswain Mate First Class Lance Benedict of the Coast Guard. The guard's repair unit, based in San Francisco, has been alerted. The foghorn is at the end of the Coast Guard Pier off Lighthouse Avenue to prevent water travelers from running into the breakwall, Benedict said. When conditions were foggy a couple of nights ago, the horn was turned on. But now it won't go off. Some residents are getting mighty tired of that repetitive drone, the Monterey County (Calif.) Herald said.
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I imagine after two days of listening to a foghorn that locals are ready to turn off the power with a D-8 Cat.
Or a few .45 slugs.
They don't want to go there because of the dangerous fog, silly.
Actually I was thinking about Ted Kennedy, but we're on the same wavelength...
I have a funny mental picture of that repair unit.
"stuck on" == "stuck on stupid"? nah that's pretty oblique, yah you gotta clarify this for me too old sport
Wires are probably too think. Use a fire axe.
Shoot, you know the thing has a fuse or a circuit breaker. How stupid are Coast Guards officers these days.
How does the foghorn work? Does it use an electric blower to drive a self-resonating flue pipe, or does it use an electrically driven vibrator, or does it combine a blower and a vibrator (using the moving air for mechanical amplification), or does it use an oversized siren blower, or what?
If the thing uses a blower and a flue pipe, sticking something in the mouth could stop it from resonating while allowing for an easy restart (just remove the item in question). If it uses an electrically-driven vibrator along with a blower, the vibrator wouldn't need a huge amount of current and so it might be interrupted fairly easily.
And if all else fails, stop paying the electric bill.
I thought it was Harry Reid.
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