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Stuck Foghorn Wails Every Few Minutes

February 9, 2006

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) _ The tranquility of Monterey has been disturbed by a foghorn stuck at the end of the Coast Guard pier. The switch is stuck on ``on″ and nobody in the area knows how to fix it, Petty Officer 1st Class Lance Benedict said Tuesday.

So the foghorn wails every few minutes.

The foghorn and accompanying light at the end of the Coast Guard Pier off Lighthouse Avenue are meant to prevent water travelers from running into the breakwall, Benedict said.

During foggy conditions earlier in the week, the horn was turned on.

``We are just a search-and-rescue part of the Coast Guard,″ Benedict said, noting the Coast Guard’s repair staff is based in San Francisco. They have been notified but it’s unclear when the team will arrive, Benedict said.

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