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BEAUTIFUL EARNESTNESS

Buoy painting today, up to the very last moment before the tree was lit.

SHOUT OUT TO ART HAVEN’S DAVID BROOKS AND CREW

david-brooks-cape-ann-art-haven-lobster-pot-tree-gloucester-december-10-2016-copyright-kim-smithThank you to David Brooks, the Art Haven crew, the lobstermen who donated their traps, and all the buoy painters for their phenomenal creation of Gloucester’s 2016 lobster pot tree. The most magical to date (if that is possible) and as always, the “World’s Best Lobster Pot Tree!” Thank you for this beautiful gift, and for all that you do for our community throughout the year.

David placing the star with the firemen, crew adding finishing touches, and Tim Bushfield and band from the East Gloucester Community Church leading carolsimg_1616-2

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Lobster Eye View – Inside A Lobster Trap Up Close And Personal

See the plastic tags along the top of the trap?  Those are trap tags.  They are issued by the government each year and it is a way to enforce the trap limit each lobsterman can fish.  Each year each lobsterman gets their allotment of trap tags and every trap must have one in it.  If the enforcement agent pulls up a lobsterman’s gear and it doesn’t have a trap tag it can result in a fine.