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Fast boats and big wakes

The Stonington Lobster Boat Races roared through the harbor on Sunday, July 7, as big boats with bigger engines competed for bragging rights across 32 race classes, including the fastest lobster boat in Deer Isle-Stonington, won by Miss Katie as captained by Nick Wiberg. Above, Stonington’s Sailor’s Way, helmed by Nathan Jones, races neck and neck with Deer Isle’s Emma & Andrew, captained by Ben Weed, in the Wooden Boat Race. A total 110 boats registered across 32 race classes, with boats traveling from as far as New Hampshire. Stonington is the fifth stop on the Maine Lobster Boat Races, which begin in Boothbay Harbor and end in Portland.

Watching from land

Watching from land

Spectators tuck in between stacks of traps behind the Stonington Lobster Co-op for prime viewing .

Photo by Anne Berleant

Neck and neck

Neck and neck

Stonington’s Sailor’s Way, helmed by Nathan Jones, races neck and neck with Deer Isle’s Emma & Andrew, captained by Ben Weed, in the Wooden Boat Race.

Photo by Anne Berleant

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Otter charter

Otter charter

The Isle au Haut Boat Company offered seats on the Otter, complete with lobster rolls and a close-up view of the races.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Diesel racing

Diesel racing

Miss Katie, helmed by Nick Wiberg and Heather Thomspon’s Gold Digger race past spectator boats in the Diesel Class J event. Later, Miss Katie wins the Deer Isle-Stonington Exhibition Race.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Khristy Michelle

Khristy Michelle

F/V Khristy Michelle, helmed by John Williams, competes in the Stonington Lobster Boat Races July 7.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Judith Ann and  Intuition

Judith Ann and Intuition

Judith Ann, raced by Rusty Candage, places second, and Intuition, with Tony Bray at the helm, places fourth, in the Diesel Class H race.

Photo by Anne Berleant