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Old 12-02-2009, 08:40 PM
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A friendly little competition between Rockland, Maine and Gloucester, Ma. It all started when Rockland boasted to have the worlds biggest Lobster Trap Tree using 152 lobster traps. Gloucester's tree has over 400!
http://capeannimages.blogspot.com/20...look-back.html
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:12 PM
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That's pretty impressive.
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:40 AM
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How many beers did it take for somebody to think of that?
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:27 AM
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It's a volunteer effort that's been a tradition for many years now. It will be decorated with lobster buoys painted by local school children.
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What is the name of your boat?
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it is very beautiful
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Looks tippy!

It it self standing or is there a frame?
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I had to do a double-take on that.
Didn't realize what it was at first.


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Old 12-04-2009, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Menzies View Post
Looks tippy!

It it self standing or is there a frame?
It's self standing, they used re-bar wire ties to secure each trap to one another.
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you guys only have a big tree for the compensation factor. Maine Rules!
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Originally Posted by bencashen View Post
you guys only have a big tree for the compensation factor. Maine Rules!
Do I detect a bit of "Down East Envy"?

http://capeannimages.blogspot.com/20...look-back.html
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Originally Posted by Jay A View Post
Do I detect a bit of "Down East Envy"?

http://capeannimages.blogspot.com/20...look-back.html

haha! truth be known I was born in Newburyport I'm just a Maine Transplant.

What do they do with all of the traps when they are done? I think in Rockland they are raffled off to support a charity- a nice thing this time of year!
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How do you get bait in it and get it in the water? Guess it'd have to go pretty deep or the top ones would be out of the water!
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Originally Posted by bencashen View Post
haha! truth be known I was born in Newburyport I'm just a Maine Transplant.

What do they do with all of the traps when they are done? I think in Rockland they are raffled off to support a charity- a nice thing this time of year!
The tree will be decorated this weekend with buoys painted by school children. When the tree is dismantled the traps go back to the lobstermen that donated them. They are used traps,barncles and all. They will be going back fishing.
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Be a good idea for a reef
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