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Andrew Gove Memorial Cup

With deafening roars, the fastest lobster boats in Maine flew down the Thorofare Sunday, July 11, at the annual Stonington Lobster Boat Races. More than 70 boats from harbors all over Maine competed for bragging rights and cash prizes. This year the competition for Fastest Working Lobster Boat was renamed the Andrew Gove Memorial Cup after legendary islander and racer Andrew Gove, who died in June 2020.

Winning Ticket

Winning Ticket

Rose Gove picks the winning ticket for the cash prize for Fastest Working Lobster Boat.

Photo courtesy of Myrna Clifford

Gove family

Gove family

From left, Andy Gove’s grandson Andrew Clifford, Myrna Clifford, Rose Gove, and granddaughter Cheri Smith with the new Andrew Gove Memorial Cup for the fastest working lobster boat.

Photo courtesy of Myrna Clifford

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