Winter Harbor Road Rally Set for June 5

WINTER HARBOR — A 70-mile road rally to benefit the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival lobster boat races will kick off Sunday, June 5, at noon from Elscott Manufacturing on Route 1 in Gouldsboro. Registration for the “Process Dimensions to a Greater Degree” road rally will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at Elscott.

There is a $10 fee, which includes the rally and, at the end, a lunch of pulled pork, cowboy beans, cole slaw and cornbread catered by Harborgirl Emporium and Café in Winter Harbor.

The race concludes at Keith Young’s Quonset hut near the Harborgirl Emporium and Café on Duck Pond.

One of the organizers, Chris Byers of Winter Harbor, said participants are given a list of instructions and questions asking them to look for landmarks and information visible from the road.

Cars — up to 100 have participated in past road rallies — depart at one-minute intervals. There are point penalties for concluding early and finishing late.

Byers, who heads up the lobster boat races in August with Pam and Bryan Bridges, said it’s the first time the committee has held a road rally to help raise funds for the late summer races.

Byers said one event planned for the lobster boat races this year is a contest to see who can band lobsters and fill bait bags the fastest.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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