S.S. Pumpkin

Newcastle Square Realty Blog

Cousin Tom, the Maniac, got these pictures of the next evolution in watercraft.

“Now admit it, when you first saw the phrase ” Pumpkin Race” you didn’t imagine that it meant grown men in hollowed out Atlantic Giant pumpkins? Well, the First Annual Pumpkin Regatta is over and nobody drowned! Last year was the first time these craft took to the water in front of an audience but this year drew quite a crowd.

Bill Green of WCSH Channel 6 TV (seen above) was a scratch from the race because he capsized, proving that the folks that race these giant gourds aren’t just pretty faces but are skilled sea persons in the great Maine tradition.”

Clam is over 400 years old

Clam is over 400 years old – Boing Boing

Thanks to Chris Murray for finding the world’s oldest clam to go along with the world’s oldest clambake.

“The mollusc, which is thought to have lurked beneath the waves until at least the age of 405, would have been a juvenile when Galileo picked up his first telescope, Hamlet was first staged and the gunpowder plot failed to blow up King James I.”