Use Tides to power The Wave ?
As reported on the Whitehaven News website, protesters on Sunday urging that "The Wave" at Whitehaven Harbour should be turned on have suggested that perhaps it could be powered by a tidal or wind turbine.
About two dozen people held a candlelit vigil at The Wave to draw attention to the fact the artwork has not been lit up for over a year.
Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners say they cannot afford to pay for repairs to the lights.
A Facebook group set up to campaign for the restoration of the lights has attracted 600 members.
Organiser Chris Gurney told those at Sunday's candlelit vigil: “At the turn of the century, the Millennium Commission awarded the Whitehaven Millennium project £6.9million to help regenerate the harbour areas.
“As part of this award, The Wave was created. I’d also like to recognise the great work that the harbour commissioners have done in the past.
“They have pulled this historical port into the 21st century and given us a modern harbour we can all be proud of.
“But to quote Leanne Shepherd who recently joined the Facebook Group ‘I’ve lived here over a year now and I didn’t even know that the thing lit up! Get it sorted the kids will love it.’
“Next June will hopefully see the Whitehaven FM Festival take place. Wouldn’t it be impressive if the commissioners and Copeland Borough Council could find a way of working together and give the people of Whitehaven their wave back.”