Assembly Meeting 2022 Program Highlight #1: Maine Lobster Bake

As part of the Assembly Meeting 2022 program, we are glad to announce one of the exciting optional events: a traditional Lobster Bake at the University of New England, in cooperation with Dartmouth College!


A Maine lobsterbake is a combination of Maine shellfish - lobster, clams, crabs - and locally farmed vegetables such as corn and potato. Traditionally, a pit is dug at the beach above the tide line, and lined with hot coals or hot stones. When the heat is at its highest, the shellfish and vegetables are layered with seaweed harvested from nearby rocks, and left to steam.

Maine is a land of natural icons, from ancient mountains and forests, to fish-filled rivers, lakes, and the beautiful and abundant Gulf of Maine which has for centuries supported Maine’s coastal fishing communities. Ours is a state deeply connected to its environments and ecosystems and there is no greater symbol of this historical, cultural and economic relationship than the Maine Lobster.

Residing off the northern coast, the Maine lobster is well-known for its large claws, which are bountiful with meat. The cool waters of Maine make this lobster sweeter and more tender than its spiny counterpart.

Discover more on the Maine lobster bake tradition in our dedicated section: Lobster Bake


June 2: 16:15 - 21:00 Lobster Bake (Optional activity with separate registration fee)

A go-to activity for locals, the perfect way to savour the renowned Maine lobster. Bus transportation included.

LOCATION: UNE’s seaside Biddeford campus 


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