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Portland boasts world’s longest lobster roll

Portland has a new claim to fame as home of the world’s longest lobster roll. A local roller derby team helped carry the sandwich to Maine’s Old Port Festival. It turned out to be even longer than expected — a record 61 feet, 9.5 inches. It also included a few extra pounds of lobster meat — 48 in all, plus four gallons of Miracle Whip and a special blend of herbs and seasonings. “It’s a great celebration and Maine lobster is the king of the seafood world and we deserve to be in the Guinness book of world records,” Dane Somers said. Once the world-record was confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records, the sandwich was cut into sections and sold to raise money for a youth association.