Gallery by Peggy Spellman Hoey

Eastport FD BBQ

Torrential rain dampened the fires of the Eastport Fire Department’s 67th annual barbecue Saturday morning, but the longstanding community tradition went on.

At the barbecue, which takes several months to plan and days to set up, about 1000 dinners of barbecued chicken and 1000 steamed lobsters were doled out to about 2000 hungry supporters. Beyond the chicken and lobster, the department prepared 35 bushels of clams, 8 bushels of mussels, 200 pounds of hotdogs, 90 pounds of macaroni salad, and 50 watermelons. In addition to plenty of food, there was a bounce house for children, music, and later in the evening, some games of chance.