Lucky Larry, a 17-lb, 80-year-old lobster that had a date with a pot of boiling water, proved that it was very lucky indeed by avoiding becoming someone's dinner:
The lobster was caught somewhere in the waters of New England — where exactly, they won't say — and then purchased by The Dock Restaurant.
That's when Don MacKenzie, vice president of Boats Inc. in Niantic, stepped in.
"This lobster has seen World War I, World War II, seen the landing on the moon and the Red Sox win the World Series, he's made it this far in life," MacKenzie said. "He deserves to live."
When The Dock received the lobster, named "Larry" by the children who came to visit him over the weekend, word got out around town last week that someone had reserved the lobster for dinner.
"There was a price on the guy, but I won't say how much it was," MacKenzie said. "Let's just say that it's the most expensive lobster I never ate."
Julianne Hanckel of The Day has the story: Link