Bass Harbor to host lobster boat races

TREMONT — Lobster boat racing returns to Downeast Maine Sunday when the fleet comes to Bass Harbor for a day of fun without the stress of competing for the annual points championship run by the Maine Lobster Boat Racing Association (MLBRA).

Racing gets under way at 10 a.m., with registration set for 8 to 9 at the fish pier in Bernard. The pier also will be the site of the post-race awards ceremony and a blessing of the fleet.

Unlike most of the season’s lobster boat races, the Bass Harbor event offers few vantage points for viewing the race from the shore. The best bet is to come by boat, or to beg a ride during registration.

For information about the events in Bass Harbor Sunday, call Wayne Rich, or young Colyn, at 244-9623.

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Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]