Teen accused of stealing boat for transportation

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A Maine teenager recently charged with stealing a racing lobster boat worth about $250,000 from the town dock this summer just wanted a ride across Penobscot Bay, police said Monday.

The First Team, a speedy 36-foot-long black-and-white lobster boat that’s used both for commercial fishing and lobster boat racing, disappeared from its mooring the night of Aug. 18. It was found undamaged the following night.

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