Lobster boat racing in Searsport, Stonington

The Associated Press
Posted July 14, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.

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

Fishermen will be revving their engines in Searsport on Saturday, and racing in Stonington on Sunday. In all, a total of 12 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 competition of the season takes place during the Eastport Pirate Festival on Sept. 9.

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