Flotilla honors Andy Gove with service at sea – Photo Gallery

Fishermen in 60 boats crowded with family and friends came to Stonington Harbor on July 12 from Searsport and Vinalhaven, North Haven and Isle au Haut, to pay tribute to Andy Gove, the man they called “uncle.” It was the first Sunday after the Fourth of July, a day usually set aside for the lobster boat races that Gove often won. The races had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So Gove’s daughter Myrna Clifford suggested a boat parade to honor her dad, who had died on June 20. So on the day of the boat races, her mother, Rose, and family gathered on the deck of the Miss Katie, a powerful fishing vessel once owned by Gove and known up and down the coast as the former Uncle’s UFO. Photos, >click to read< 06:54

Lobstermen gather for foggy farewell to Andrew Gove – Dozens of lobster boats gathered off Greenhead on foggy Deer Island Thorofare Sunday morning to remember and pay tribute to “Uncle” Andrew Gove. A fisherman for 82 years, Gove retired from the sea last year at the age of 89 and died late last month at the age of 90. >click to read<

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