Trekkers Lobster Buoy Auction (July 1-21) and Gallery Opening on July 1

Benefits / Fundraisers
Shari Closter
Jul 01, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lobster Buoy Auction opens for bidding on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. These will be one-of-a-kind collectible pieces, so get ready to bid!

Since 1994, Trekkers has been Building Up Our Youth through its outdoor-based mentoring programs. To celebrate this historic milestone, 50 artists with ties to Maine are participating in Trekkers’ first ever B.U.O.Y. Auction. Using collage, fabric, paint, ink, metal, wood, rope and other media, the artists have expressed their individual styles and personalized their wooden lobster pot buoys.

The buoys will be on display from July 1 - July 21 at the Maine Lighthouse Museum on One Park Drive in Rockland, Maine, with a gallery opening to honor the artists on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Forty buoys will be part of an online auction on from July 1 through July 21. The other 10 buoys will be auctioned off as part of the live event at the Strand Theatre on July 16. Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will be the auctioneer.


Trekkers thanks Industries Manager Ken Lindsey and the Maine State Prison Showroom for producing all the wooden buoys for our project.

Our special thanks to Otty Merrill and Jen Mumford for inspiring and helping to coordinate this project!


Thank you to our Lead Sponsor: SummerMaine Classic Vacation Rentals


Thank you to our Supporting Sponsor: Crandall, Hanscom & Collins, P.A.