The 57th Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner event on Aug. 11 includes a road race, live music, food and tours of the school and museum. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEAN LUNT

Frenchboro celebration set



FRENCHBORO — A special ferry has been arranged for folks wanting to attend the 57th Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner on Aug. 11 on Long Island.

The Maine State Ferry Service has arranged for a passengers-only ferry run that departs Bass Harbor at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. A return ferry is scheduled to depart Frenchboro at 3:30 p.m.

Maine State Ferry tickets must be purchased on the day of the event. No advance tickets are available for sale.

Celebrations will begin on Saturday morning with the “All the Road We Got” road race, which is almost a 5K. Most festivities are set to take place at the Frenchboro Congregational Church.

There will be lobster, chicken salad, homemade pies, raffles and live music by Sassafras Stomp out of Unity. Lobster will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Visitors are invited to explore the island on the well-marked scenic ocean trails, tour the one-room schoolhouse and visit the Frenchboro Historical Society Museum and Gift Shop while out on the island.

Long Island is located about eight miles from Mount Desert Island and can be reached only by boat.

Round-trip ferry tickets cost $10; tickets for seniors are $5. Military veterans and children younger than 5 ride for free. Parking is available on the former Morris Yachts property adjacent to the ferry ticket office.

Representatives of the festival will be available to answer questions. More information about the festival is available online at frenchboro-dinner.org and on The Annual Frenchboro Lobster Dinner Facebook page. Contact cshuey@icloud.com.