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“For the past 62 years the Maine Lobstermen’s Association has advocated for lobstermen from all parts of the Maine coast. Its longevity is due to the men and women who make up its membership. Staying strong and relevant means successfully drawing new members into the association year after year..”
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Get the most recent information about Financial Resources for the lobster industry here
This page lists the multiple ways fishermen, sternmen and others in Maine lobster industry can find financial relief. CLICK HERE
Online Auction was a success!
We raised 4500 dollars from the online auction that Rebecca Spear hosted this past week! We just wanted to say a big thank you everyone to who donated items and to everyone who participated and bid on them.
MLA President speaks to President Trump
MLA President Kristan Porter had an opportunity to speak to President Trump on his recent trip to Maine. You can read Kristan’s statement here.
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This includes Aquaculture Hearings which are being canceled meeting by meeting. Please click HERE for the most updated hearing schedule.
The Fastest Boats on the Coast!
Overnight docking and fuel is available at Billings Diesel & Marine Service. There is a
public access boat ramp at Colwell’s next to the Isle au Haut Boat Services wharf.
Additional trailer parking is available at the ball field across from the Island Community
Registration for the races begins at 8:00am on the Stonington Commercial Fish Pier; this is
also the location of the Race Awards at the end of the event. Races start at 10:00am.
BE AWARE the red can on the north side of the track off the Isle au Haut Boat Services
wharf is marking a ledge. Remain on the south side.
The races will be broadcast on VHF Channel 10. For additional information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org – Genevieve McDonald @ 207 266 5113 or Cory
McDonald @ 207 664 4525.
*In the event of bad weather the races will take place the following Sunday, August 2, 2020.*
The races are best watched by water, and will feature 31 race classes with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish. All race proceeds will be donated to The Harpswell Santa Fund.
About The Harpswell Lobster Boat Races
There is nothing more uniquely Maine than a day at the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races! For nearly 30 years, the Harpswell Lobster Boat Races have attracted fishermen, boat builders, and race fans alike due to the venue’s extreme beauty and fun, family atmosphere.
About Maine’s Lobster Boat Racing Association
Maine’s lobster boat racing circuit starts in Boothbay and ends in Portland, drawing boats from all over the state of Maine up and down the coast.
Sign up 8-9 am: Races start at 10am
Boat race is part of the Downeast Maine Lobster Festival held in town!
Follow on Facebook at Friends of Maine Lobster Boat Racing. Listen on VHF 10.