Lubec, ME — Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins marched in the Lubec 4th of July parade, serving as the parade’s grand marshal. The theme for this year’s 4th of July parade in Lubec was “holidays,” especially the ones that have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, such as St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and Memorial Day. Also included in the theme was Maine’s Bicentennial.
“I enjoyed marching in this year’s 4th of July Parade in Lubec,” said Senator Collins. “It was truly heartwarming to see so many people come out to celebrate our great nation, especially as we continue to work to rebuild our communities that have been harmed by the current public health and economic crisis.”
Prior to the parade, Senator Collins visited the future site of Lubec’s Safe Harbor. As the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins secured $19.6 million for this project, which will significantly improve safety for fishermen. Once complete, the Safe Harbor will allow 30 boats to tie up for protection during inclement weather. The project will also include a two-way road to the end of the pier, with two hoists for fishermen to get their product to market safely and quickly.