There are 10 lobster boat races this season, in Boothbay Harbor, Rockland,
Jonesport-Beals Island, Searsport, Stonington, Friendship, Harpswell, Winter
Harbor, Pemaquid and Portland. Last week, the racing association announced it
had signed an agreement with a Portland marketing company, Aura360, to produce a
television series based on the races. The company had two video crews on hand in
Rockland to record footage that it intends to turn into a pilot that it can
pitch to television networks, said Aura360 spokeswoman Lauren St. Clair. The
idea is to create a series similar to the hit cable TV show "Deadliest Catch,"
which focuses on fishermen aboard Alaska's crab-fishing boats, she said.
- John C.L. Morgan