Image: Margaret Salt McLellan
Robert F. Bukaty  /  AP
Margaret Salt McLellan, executive chef for Linda Bean's Perfect Maine Lobster Roll, will oversee the making of a 60-foot lobster roll in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the longest lobster roll at the Old Port Festival on June 7, in Portland, Maine.
updated 5/24/2009 4:28:39 PM ET 2009-05-24T20:28:39

As record-setting sandwiches go, the planned world's largest lobster roll will be a colossal crustacean creation.

A team of culinary whizzes plan to combine 45 pounds of lobster meat, four gallons of Miracle Whip and a special blend of herbs and seasonings into a mix that will be slathered onto a 60-foot roll — so large that the bread will be brought in on a flatbed truck.

The monster lobster roll is to be unveiled June 7 during Maine's Old Port Festival in Portland.

The lobster roll will be cut into 4-inch sections that are to be sold as part of a fundraiser for a Portland neighborhood association for youth swimming lessons.

The association intends to get the roll certified by Guinness World Records.

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