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Lobster Trap Tree – 2012 -2016

The first one I saw in 2012 was amazing and it gets better every year! From the days of stacked traps and colored lights we now have a wider base with doorways opening the inside with cantilevered traps opening up the center of the tree for a great view from inside, a look at the dome and viewing a light show of Christmas Colors on the floor. (The lightshow with its colored moving dots of light brought back memories of college…but that’s another story!) The stack is tighter and now the traps are color coordinated Yellow and Green by level and the colored lights have given way to energy efficient white LEDs.  The yearly engineering advances allow for more and more hand painted buoys from the kids at Art Haven. Hard to imagine anything more spirit lifting than just walking past the tree, not to mention spending some time in it and around! I met two photographers who were waiting for the light to go down and then were going from Gloucester to Rockport, ME and Portland to capture some other trap trees. Their take? Others might be a little taller but none are better than Gloucester’s tree!

Before: Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree awaiting painted buoys

Love the new wood signs heralding the Lobster Trap Tree lighting on Saturday, December 10th, just after a fun-filled day of Middle Street walk festivities.

The tree looks gorgeous already, but just wait until it’s trimmed with buoys hand-painted by children in our community under the direction of Cape Ann Art Haven and with the help of volunteers! The After is priceless and original. Thank you Cape Ann Art Haven and all who help to make this tradition happen in Gloucester. Wreaths and lights  on the street lamps are readied by the City,  Gloucester Downtown Association, and Ringo Tarr.

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TO ALL OUR GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER FRIENDS

Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years!

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree ©Kim Smith 2015 copyThe Prettiest Tree in All The Land, Inside and Out!
With thanks and appreciation to all the Lobstermen who donated their traps, Creator David Brooks and Crew, and all the Buoy-painters!
Cape Ann Lobstermen Rock!

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree -1 ©Kim Smith 2015 copy

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree -3 ©Kim Smith 2015 copy

Inside looking up

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree -2 ©Kim Smith 2015 copy

 

The Results Are In And Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree Smokes The Competition

The results of our impartial poll asking voters which lobster trap tree is tops, the Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree absolutely obliterated the competition.  The results confirm the fantastic taste of our readership.  Congratulations on being part of a highly skilled voting group which has once again reaffirm my utmost confidence in 92.98% of you.image

The 2010 Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree

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