Muskie Derby registrations are only in person after fire destroyed software

FORT KENT, Maine — A February fire that destroyed computer software for the Fort Kent International Muskie Derby has hindered online registration for the event.

A Main Street building owned by Tracey Hartt, who oversees the Muskie Derby website, burned down on Feb. 28, destroying two Fort Kent businesses owned by Hartt and his wife, Evelyn Hartt.

Information needed to maintain online registration for the popular annual fishing tournament was collateral damage in the fire. People can register for the derby, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 in the St. John Valley, only in person for now.