Keizer named Crown Princess

Hickey crowned 2019 Maine Sea Goddess

Simoneau voted Miss Congeniality
By Beth A. Birmingham | Jul 31, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham 2019 Maine Sea Goddess Makaila Hickey, left, sits on the throne with Crown Bearer Charley Thompson.

Rockland — Makaila Hickey of Rockland was crowned 2019 Maine Sea Goddess July 31 in ceremonies at the 72nd Maine Lobster Festival at Harbor Park.

A 2019 graduate of Oceanside High School, Hickey is the daughter of Lee and Dawne Hickey. She was crowned by RADM Tiongson of the U.S. Coast Guard. Hickey plans to attend Husson University to major in mass communications, and hopes to become a Trekkers program manager.

Meghan Keizer of Port Clyde was named Crown Princess, and was crowned by 2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan. She is the daughter of Jamie Keizer and Angie Dugan, and plans to attend Husson University to major in nursing. She is a 2019 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School.

Kathrine Simoneau, daughter of Craig Simoneau and Theresa Waters-Grubbs, of Thomaston, was named Miss Congeniality, a title voted on by her fellow contestants. She is a 2019 graduate of Midcoast Christian Academy, and plans to become a music teacher.

A total of 11 Sea Princesses competed this year for the title of Maine Sea Goddess. Charley Thompson, daughter of Corey and Rebecca Thompson of Owls Head, served as crown bearer.

Vocalist Alexandra Desaulniers, accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming, sang the national anthem, "Amazing Grace" and "Touch the Sky," while Chaplain Lt. David Downey of the Coast Guard assisted in conducting the memorial service for all men and women lost at sea.

Joe Begenwald from Bugles Across America played "Taps" as King Neptune placed the memorial wreath.

Coronation Committee Chairwoman Kelly Leidenroth directed her first coronation, taking over for Sharon Lombardo. Leidenroth introduced Festival President Celia Knight.

Tyler Curtis-Southard, meteorologist with Courier Publications and Village Soup, served as emcee, introducing each of the Sea Princesses. Members of the Coast Guard, Rockland Police Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office escorted the contestants during the coronation.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@villagesoup.com.

2019 Lobster Festival Coronation
Meghan Keizer of Port Clyde takes a stroll after being named Crown Princess in the 2019 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Pageant July 31. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Kathrine Simoneau of Thomaston is voted Miss Congeniality at the 2019 Maine Lobster Festival pageant July 31. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan, right, addresses the audience during the 2019 coronation ceremony July 31. Also shown are Joe Begenwald of Bugles Across America, left, and Tyler Curtis-Southard, the evening's emcee. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
The 2019 Maine Sea Princesses and their escorts are all lined up and ready for the coronation ceremony July 31 in Harbor Park. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Four-year-old Charley Thompson serves as crown bearer for the 2019 Maine Sea Goddess pageant July 31. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Visiting crown holders from around the state are introduced. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Singer Alexandra Desaulniers, left, leads the audience in singing the national anthem as the Color Guard stands at attention. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
2019 Maine Sea Goddess Makaila Hickey is crowned by RADM Tiongson of the Coast Guard as 2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan, left, looks on. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
King Neptune and his court along with the 2019 Maine Sea Princesses and their escorts. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
2019 Crown Bearer Charley Thompson, right, receives applause after being introduced July 31 as she sits beside 2018 Maine Sea Goddess Erin Dugan on the throne. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Carleton Ingerson | Aug 01, 2019 16:52

Did they check to make sure she hadn't touched a joint??  Yes, I am still upset over last years fiasco/



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