It’s Not Your Father’s Lobster Boat Race Anymore!

Stevie Johnson's boat, "Sunbird," features a Pontiac convertible.

Robert Tomsho wrote a great front page article for today’s Wall Street Journal (August 25, 2009) titled In Maine, a Rivalry Boils Up On the Lobster-Boat Racing Circuit (free content). From above and the video belows, you can see things have changed.

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YouTube – Crazy Boating in Maine

Here’s the current speed record holder. Now that’s an impressive powerplant.

Galen Alley's boat "Foolish Pleasure" set the speed record for Maine's lobster boat racing circuit earlier this summer—64.5 miles per hour.

Welcome aboard the Foolish Pleasure for wicked good, rip roaring ride.

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YouTube – 2009 pemaquid races