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Boat deal saddens some in community

A special boat, one that Eastport, Maine, residents have a sentimental attachment to, was sold to the highest bidder this week - a bid of $68,750 from a lobster fisherman.

The 36-foot boat, owned by Washington County Community College, had been sitting in dry dock for three years and, despite a last-minute attempt that reached as high as Gov. John Baldacci's office, the town of Eastport was unsuccessful in trying to bring the boat back home.

The Otto Miller was named after an Eastport man who was instrumental in the growth of the Boat School during its early years and was considered by many people to be a significant part of the school's history.

Click here for a report by the Bangor Daily News.