BAILEY ISLAND — On Sept. 14, Cook’s Lobster and Ale House will hold its third annual Lobstermen’s Relief Fund Benefit. The event raises money for the Lobstermen’s Relief Fund, part of the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster thriving coastal communities and preserve Maine’s lobstering heritage.

The benefit will begin at 11 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 8 p.m. Food will include lobster, chicken or steak tips.

“Everyone knows that fishing is a dangerous way to make a living. Things can happen in a blink of an eye with tragic results,” said Patrice McCarron, president of the MLCA. Fishing is the most dangerous occupation nationwide, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

At 6 p.m., Portland-based Americana band Snughouse will perform. An all-day silent auction to support the fund will offer items ranging from restaurant meals to schooner trips, art and overnight stays at local inns.

“We are so excited about this year’s event,” said Antonina Pelletier, MLCA’s Programs and Development director.

The Relief Fund benefits distressed families and children of commercial lobstermen.

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