2013 Gloucester MA Lobster Trap Tree Being Built

Bex submits-

All the traps are on loan from local lobstermen.

Volunteers dedicate a weekend to building the tree.

Children paint buoys as “ornaments” to decorate the tree. Buoy Painting is December 14 and the Tree Lighting Ceremony is 4:30 – 5:00 on December 14.

When the tree comes down in January, the buoys are saved and auctioned off as a fundraiser for Cape Ann Art Haven on January 24th @ Gloucester Cruiseport.

Thank you to Awesome Gloucester for awarding Cape Ann Art Haven $1000 towards the Lobster Trap Tree and Buoy Painting Week!



3 thoughts on “2013 Gloucester MA Lobster Trap Tree Being Built

  1. Thanks to Donna Ardizzoni + Rick; Melissa Cox + Bill; Alex Lucio + Chloe,; BJ Mohan; Chris Boudrow; and countless others who loaned their traps and/or worked tirelessly in the cold to provide the physical labor to build this magical Tree for Gloucester!! Hiltz and Building Center donated truck-time to help transport the 200+traps. It was hard work but it was also fun work, The energy and commitment was felt by all.


    1. One of my favorite trees during the Holidays. From the construction to the buoy painting and the buoy auction it’s the best of showing community spirit along with the spirit of the season!


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