Lobstermen rev their engines in Maine boat races

Posted Aug. 13, 2011, at 10:07 a.m.

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Lobstermen are competing for bragging rights and prizes this weekend at lobster boat races along Maine’s coast.

Fishermen will be revving their engines in Winter Harbor on Saturday, and be back racing in Pemaquid on Sunday. During the summer, a total of 10 races are held in different harbors along the coast.

The races are action-packed contests where the fastest of the souped-up boats can reach speeds of more than 60 mph as spectators watch from shore and boats that crowd the courses.

The final race of the season takes place Aug. 22 in Portland.

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