Be patient ! The Photos of Building the Lobster Trap Tree are worth the wait !
Thanks to the crew at The Apprenticeship Shop for Helping to Build the Lobster Trap Tree !
Rockland Main Street, Inc. has been building the World's Largest Lobster Trap Tree since 2003, celebrating 10 years in 2013. Built by volunteers the Trap Tree is constructed from 152 traps built specially for Rockland Main Street Inc. by Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston, Maine. Each trap weighs 40 pounds. A special engineering plan allows the height to tower to 35 ft. Each trap is outfitted with a red door to help with the festive look. 480 ft of garland decorate the tree along with 125 lobster buoys that were brought to the tree by lobstering families to decorate the original tree. The tree is lighted from the inside, as well as twinkle lights that wind through the garland. The final topper is a 5ft fiberglass lobster that reigns over the tree for the holiday season.
Lobstering and the working waterfront is Rockland's heritage and what makes our community authentic and salty. We are proud to celebrate that every year with our Lobster Trap Tree.
Each year raffle tickets are sold for $50 each for a chance to win 100 traps used to build the trap tree. One Lucky lobsterman will win the traps again this year.
Rockland Main Street Inc. is grateful to our partner Brooks Trap Mill for the support and for selling raffle tickets.
Rockland Main Street, Inc. ~ PO Box 402 , Rockland Maine 04841 Located at 417 Main Street # 203 ~ 207 593 6093
Rocklandmainstreet.com ~ on facebook : Rockland Main Street