Friday, January 30, 2009

Free Wickford Willie

Photo: Jamestown Press

Rhode Island seafood restaurant owner Pete Chevalier received an unusually large lobster in his regular delivery. "Wickford Willie," as the 20.6 lobster is known, is approximately 65 years old. Although Chevalier plans to release Willie into the wild, he wants to ransom him off, first. His hope is to raise $2,500 for a local food bank.

According to the Jamestown Press, who carried the story, "Those who want to see Willie and help free him from captivity can visit the store and make donations to the "Free Wickford Willie Fund" at Gardner's Wharf, 170 Main St., North Kingstown, during normal business hours."

$2,500 would buy a lot of drawn butter... let's hope it doesn't come to that.


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