Camden child carries cod the fastest
Rockland — Nine-year-old Noah Lachance of Camden took top honors in the Children's Cod Fish Carry event at the 65th annual Maine Lobster Festival Aug. 5.
Twelve youngsters between second and fourth grades took to the Main Stage on the festival grounds for the heated competition.
The object of the carry was to open a wooden crate, put on a rain jacket, snap two buttons on the jacket, put on a rain hat and rain boots, then run across the stage and pick up one of two cod that were in a net and race back to the other side of the stage and hop in a dory. The child with the fastest time was the winner.
Lachance had a time of 49.2 seconds. Tying for second place with the same time of 1 minute and 7.8 seconds was Nicholas Napps of Roswell, N.M. and Hayden Sabato of Philadelphia. The three were awarded backpacks.
Also participating in the event were: Ella Russomano of Thomaston, Lydia McKenzie of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Ethen Cunningham of Belfast, Skylah Ward of Hope, twin brothers Roman and Ian Cook of Clearwater, Fla., and Carter Sabato of Philadelphia.