Maine’s lobster boat racing season is here. Videographer and lobsterman David Osgood of Vinalhaven will show his film about the races Thursday, July 9, in the Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery of Penobscot Marine Museum, 11 Church St.

Lobster boat racing has been happening in Maine for more than a century. It began casually but these days are not for the faint of heart; they are highly, excitingly, competitive. Osgood has been racing lobster boats in the Maine circuit for many years. His boats include the Split S.E.C.O.N.D., a Crowley Beal 33; and Starlight Express, a Northern Bay 36.

Tickets are $8, $5 for museum members and Searsport residents. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 548-0334 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or