CT Governor Pardons Lobster in Noank

Photo illustration, lobster shown is stock. Background photo courtesy Abbott's Lobster.

TheDay.com: He gazed at the famous fox chase scene on the mantle of the Griswold House’s dining room in Old Lyme, took in a rehearsal on the tree-shaded grounds of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford and checked out the menu at the newly reopened Old Lyme Inn, but the highlight of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s tour of attractions in southeastern Connecticut Wednesday [July 25] turned out to be at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough in Noank, where he performed an impromptu pardon of a 15-pound lobster before dropping the creature into the Mystic River.

Randy Fiveash, director of the state’s Office of Tourism, later turned to the governor and said, “The president can pardon a turkey, but only you can pardon a lobster.”

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