I cannot claim a large lobster ingestion but I was scheduled to fly into Portland maine for a birding trip on 9/11. Well, you know what happened on that day. All flights were cancelled and it was the following Sunday before i could reschedule my flight.
I flew into Portland and we flew just west of NYC where we could see the smoke from the twin towers. I landed in Portland, rented a car and proceeded to a Marriott facility. When I got there, the parking lot was full of black suburbas, cop cars, dogs, dudes with machine guns and etc. It was intimidating and I found out pretty soon that the hijackers and the main dude Addis or something like that stayed there before he flew out of Portland. It was strange seeing so many folks with loaded guns walking around.
The next day I went to Cadillac Mountain for birding, had blue berry soft serve and blue berry beer.
I was driving down the coast and at Belfast, Maine, I saw a sign that indicated that Young's Lobster pound was available on the bay.
I stopped there and their stainless steel pots were full of lobsters because they could not ship due to all airlines being grounded.
He sold me two 2 pound lobsers for $10.00 with the trimmings. His misfortune was to my advantage. Beautiful setting.
I have attached their web site so you can see for yourself. http://www.acadiavacations.com/d344/d344-05.htm
Paul E. Smith