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Maine Sea Goddess Coronation

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2019 Maine Sea Goddess Makaila Hickey

Crown Bearer Charley Thompson


The coronation of the Maine Sea Goddess is a Maine Lobster Festival tradition.

The 1948 festival featured a parade, hot lobster cooked by several local dealers and trucked to Rockland 's Public Landing, a concert by the Rockland City Band on Saturday afternoon, and a coronation ball Saturday evening at the Rockland Community Building.

At this premier coronation, Ruth Roberts of Rockland was crowned as the first "Miss Maine Seafoods." It was in 1948 that the festival extended from one day to two and was held in July. Since then, the Maine Lobster Festival is held the first weekend in August that contains the first Saturday. There are some festival traditions that have been consistent since the beginning: the selection of a Sea Goddess, the serving of Maine lobster, and a grand parade. Today, the Maine Sea Goddess continues to represent Maine throughout her reign.  

Be a Part of History

The Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation has been a historic tradition since 1948. It provides many opportunities for young women to display integrity, intellect, elegance, independence and individuality. We pride ourselves on educating and guiding young women to be strong, independent and resilient ambassadors for the Maine Lobster Festival and Midcoast Region. 
If you are a young, Midcoast Maine lady who is interested in being part of this Festival tradition and the next ambassador for the area, here is how you apply:

The Sea Goddess Pageant is about the individual as a whole. Our pageant is based on knowledge of the Midcoast area, elegance, volunteerism, and much more. Every Sea Princess works very hard to compete in this pageant. Women study about the area, go to practices, take local tours and prep to become the Maine Lobster Festival Representative as the Sea Goddess. As a contestant, you get to enjoy hair and makeup services donated by a local salon, delicious meals at local restaurants and stand on stage in a beautiful gown sponsored by a local business or businesses.
The lucky winners will be provided with a cash award to use towards whatever your dreams are. Apply now to become a part of a local  tradition that dates back to 1948! 
If you would like to or are interested in being becoming a judge and placed on our wishlist: please email

2020 Coronation Banquet

The Coronation Banquet will be held at The Samoset Resort Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. This is where the judges will question the young ladies on all they have learned about the Maine Lobster Festival, the fishing industry, and our communities. We invite everyone who is interested in attending this informative and entertaining event to email with your name, number of reservations, and contact information to make their reservations. We will begin taking reservations July 1, 2020. The cost is $35 per person. Each ticket includes a buffet-style meal with dessert. Cash bar also available. Interested parties may pay at the door, but payment prior to the event is preferred. Checks can be made out to Rockland Festival Corporation and sent to Rockland Festival Corporation C/O Treasurer at P.O. Box 552 Rockland, ME 04841. Cancellation Policy: A week in advanced is required for cancellation or you will be charged. If you sign up and do not attend, you will be responsible for the cost of your meal.




1958 Maine Sea Goddess

Pictured: Sandra Patten (Wooster) is crowned the 1958 Maine Sea Goddess by Governor Muskie