Lobstermen rev their engines for boat races

Posted July 24, 2010, at 12:31 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 12:08 p.m.

FRIENDSHIP, Maine — Lobsterman are revving their engines for another weekend of lobster boat races.

Lobstermen will race their boats Saturday in Friendship. More races are scheduled for Sunday in Harpswell.

Lobstermen each summer race their boats in fishing ports along the Maine coast. The fastest boats race at speeds that can reach 60 mph or more in front of crowds that line the shores and watch from boats that crowd the courses.

There are 10 races this summer.