Wooden buoys are great and they certainly add a punch of color to your home. You will love our hand-painted wooden reproductions of Maine lobster buoys. No two are alike! Use indoors and outdoors. Maybe cover your deck with buoys? These of course have never seen the ocean. The upside – they’re squeaky clean.
A unique and storied history
The most famous buoys in North America are the colorful Maine lobster buoys, used to mark the lobster traps of local fisherman. Each buoy is marked with a license number and name or initials of the fisherman who set the lobster trap.
Tradition calls for each fisherman to paint his own unique color and design onto the buoy. The colorful markings define a range for the lobster fisherman. Cutting or stealing a lobster buoy is considered a theft equal to cattle rustling. Maine has strict laws governing aforesaid theft ! Beware.
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