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

Sea(cret) Santa (10 Days left): Sea Food

Time’s running short for holiday shopping but Sea(cret) Santa has a few unique maritime ideas still in his sea bag.

J & E Riggin. Photo by Elizabeth Poisson

Who’s the most important on a ship? The captain? Well, only if the captain is also the cook! Well, Captain Annie Mahle wear both the captain and chef hat aboard the Maine windjammer J. & E. Riggin. From her great Artichokes and Asparagus blog:

I am a mother, wife, friend, captain and chef in Maine. My husband and I run the Schooner J&E Riggin, a Maine Windjammer that takes 24 guests each week out for a one-of-a-kind adventure. We are a green, all about the food, happy family vacation for big grown ups and little kids.

At Home At Sea Captain Annie is also a cookbook author. From At Home, At Sea;

We’re all about slow cooked food—before everyone else started talking about it. When you’re cooking on our schooner’s antique cast iron woodstove you have to be.

If you’re looking for authentic Maine food and recipes from the sea, Captain Anne’s cookbook is for you. Explore our site and you will  immediately know that Anne cares about food, not only in what and how she serves it, but also in where and how it came from. If Annie can make these delicious, comforting recipes in her galley, sometimes at a 30 degree heel, on a wood stove, then you can make them anywhere!

Here’s a bonus preview of Captain/Chef Annie making one her daughter’s favorites:

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YouTube – Cheesy Garlic Bread

Bon Voyage and Appetite!

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