Friendship lobster boat races refuse to let coronavirus pandemic ‘sink us’

With the theme and rallying cry of “COVID-19 Didn’t Sink Us,” 52 vessels registered, including a handful of newcomers, for 31 speedy water battles during the annual Friendship Lobster Boat Race on Sunday, July 19. While a handful of the state’s lobster boat races were not held this summer due to the pandemic, Rockland, and later Friendship, went off without a hitch. Rockland hosted its races in June and Friendship in July. Elizabeth-Ann Bartlett said for the Friendship event some trailered boats to the site and others anchored offshore. “But all came ready to race,” she said. >click to read< 14:48

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