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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The World's Largest Lobstertrap Tree

Rockland, ME - This is the World's Largest Lobstertrap tree. It contains 152 traps built by Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston, ME. Each trap weighs 40 pounds and has a festive red door. The tree is 38 feet high.

The tree is adorned with 480 feet of garland, 125 lobster buoys, and 3000 twinkle lights. The tree has been a tradition since 2003.

Topping the tree is an 8 foot fiberglass lobster. After the Christmas season, 100 of these traps are auctioned off to a lobsterman, the tickets are $50.

Here I am taking it easy on one of the "chairs" surrounding the tree.

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The World's Largest Lobstertrap Tree
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