And they’re off at the annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races

Posted March 02, 2013, at 6:53 p.m.
Terry Knowles starts the Can-Am Crown 30-mile race with his dog sled team on Main Street in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Terry Knowles starts the Can-Am Crown 30-mile race with his dog sled team on Main Street in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Buy Photo
Andre Longchamps and his team start a Can-Am Crown sled dog race on Main Street in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Andre Longchamps and his team start a Can-Am Crown sled dog race on Main Street in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Buy Photo
Martin Massicotte of St-Tite, Quebec, Canada waves to the crowd before checking his team one final time at the start of the Can-Am Crown 250-mile dog sled race in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Martin Massicotte of St-Tite, Quebec, Canada waves to the crowd before checking his team one final time at the start of the Can-Am Crown 250-mile dog sled race in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Buy Photo
Spectators cheer as sled dogs race by on Main Street during the start of the Can-Am Crown 250-mile dog sled race in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Spectators cheer as sled dogs race by on Main Street during the start of the Can-Am Crown 250-mile dog sled race in Fort Kent on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Buy Photo
A plow pushes snow along Main Street in Fort Kent on Friday to construct a raceway for mushers and their teams in preparation of the Can-Am Crown starting Saturday. Fort Kent town workers and volunteers constructed the raceway along Main Street.
A plow pushes snow along Main Street in Fort Kent on Friday to construct a raceway for mushers and their teams in preparation of the Can-Am Crown starting Saturday. Fort Kent town workers and volunteers constructed the raceway along Main Street. Buy Photo
Gino Roussel (right) of New Brunswick and Ruth Sands (left) of Delaware examine the race route for the Can-Am Crown 250-mile sled dog race, which started Saturday in Fort Kent. Roussel said this was his first year competing in the Can-Am and, although he is excited, his &quotstomach is full of butterflies."
Gino Roussel (right) of New Brunswick and Ruth Sands (left) of Delaware examine the race route for the Can-Am Crown 250-mile sled dog race, which started Saturday in Fort Kent. Roussel said this was his first year competing in the Can-Am and, although he is excited, his "stomach is full of butterflies." Buy Photo

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