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A lobster trap tree grows in Rockland

By Stephen Betts | Nov 21, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Volunteers work toward completing the lobster trap tree on Thursday, Nov. 21 in Rockland.

Rockland — 'Tis the season.

Volunteers from the Coast Guard, Rockland Main Street, the Bolduc Correctional Facility, and the general public turned out Thursday, Nov. 21 to help create Rockland's annual holiday lobster trap tree.

About 155 traps donated by Brooks Trap Mill of Thomaston are used to create the 40-foot high structure located at Mildred Merrill Park, overlooking Rockland Harbor.

The tree is adorned with 2,500 lights, 600 feet of natural green garland, and more than 100 lobster buoys. A large lobster will sit atop the tree.

The construction takes about four hours to complete.

The tree will be lighted at a ceremony 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Santa Claus is scheduled to make his arrival at 5:45 that evening.

The volunteers included crews from Coast Guard Station Rockland, Thunder Bay, and the Abbie Burgess. These volunteers are also putting up wreaths along Main Street.

The lobster trap tree has been a tradition in Rockland that started in 2005.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Lydia A Bendas | Nov 22, 2019 17:11

Love the tree, love that headline!

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