Ever since Gloucester constructed a Christmas tree made out of lobster traps many years ago, the idea has been catching on along the coast. From Maine to Cape Cod towns have claimed they have the biggest,oldest and the prettiest. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess but one thing separates Gloucester's from all the others.....It's got character! Made of over 400 used traps that have caught lobster and will catch'm again after the holidays. Also the buoys used to decorate the tree are hand painted by the children of Gloucester!
20 degree F sail!
"Horizon" pulls in to off load shrimp.
Ice coated "Foxy Lady".
"Padre Pio" pulls in to offload.
Loading bait aboard the lobster boat "Jean Elizabeth".
Among the bait and gulls.
Lobster Trap Christmas Tree!
Thank you sign.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!