LIV AND CHARLOTTE AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Whenever at the Lobster Trap Tree to take a photo or passing by, there is a steady stream of people–families, couples, and groups of friends–stopping to pose and take snapshots. It’s a Gloucester thing for sure!

The tree will be up most likely though the end of January. David Brooks shares that the time of dismantling is weather dependent however, the BIG BUOY PARTY FAMILY FUN NIGHT is Friday January 25th, so don’t wait too long to take a photo at Gloucester’s beautiful (and the World’s Best) Lobster Trap Tree.

CAPE ANN’S WEATHERMAN CHRIS SPITTLE SHARES LOBSTER TRAP TREE PHOTO

Lobster Trap Tree lighting photo from Chris Spittle. Thanks to Chris for sharing!

Send your Lobster Trap Tree photos to kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and we will post them on The Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page and here on GMG. Thank you!

Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree – gather round

The lobster trap tree in downtown Gloucester at Main and Pleasant Streets basked in glorious early morning light and festooned with buoys hand painted by kids at Cape Ann Art Haven.

A welcome pause any time any vantage.

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5-4-3-2-1! LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING

The tree, the lights, the star-it’s perfect–Gloucester’s world famous Lobster Trap Tree is aglow ❤

Send us your favorite Lobster Trap Tree photos and we will post them on Good Morning Gloucester and The Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page. Either send directly to kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com or tag The Lobster Trap Tree on Facebook. Thank you!

 

REQUESTS FOR YOUR FAVORITE LOBSTER TRAP TREE PHOTO

Everyone loves to take photos of their family and friends at the Lobster Trap Tree! We would love to post your favorite photo from this year on the Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page and on Good Morning Gloucester. Pick your best photo and either tag us on Facebook (The Lobster Trap Tree) or email me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com. Thank you! 

The Lobster Trap Tree Lighting is this coming Saturday, December 8th, at 4:30, in front of the police station. Don’t miss this wonderful and uniquely Gloucester tradition

 

LOBSTER TRAP CHRISTMAS TREE TAKING SHAPE (and breaking news of sorts!)

David Brooks and crew spent a solid eight hour day building Gloucester’s famous lobster trap tree, the one and only lobster trap Christmas tree decorated with hand painted buoys by local children and artists. They will be returning tomorrow to finish up, weather permitting. Lending a hand this afternoon when I stopped by to take snapshots were Mark Schlichte, Shawn Henry, Jake Hennessey, Peter Asaro, Jason Burroughs, and David Brooks. If you see these guys around town, let them know how awesome you think they are!

 

The exciting news is that this year we will be enjoying COLORED lights!!! Although white holiday lights are wonderful and beautiful, it just seems to me that colored lights on our lobster trap tree are more festive and compliment better the hand painted buoys. For the past several years, the tree was decorated with white lights and I am glad to see they are mixing it up with colored lights this year. What is your personal preference?

Did you know that it costs approximately $800.00 for lights each year? The cost seems relatively modest when you think about the delight and wonderment this most unique of holiday trees and accompanying buoy painting brings to our community. If you would like to help with the expense of the lights, please contact David Brooks at 978-335-2219. Thank you!

This year’s tree lighting takes place on December 8th, from 4:30 to 5pm.

LOBSTER TRAP TREE TRAPS GOING TO THEIR NEXT LIFE

 

As David Brooks and crew were dismantling the tree, the lobstermen who bid on them were loading the traps onto trucks. The men paid handsomely for the traps, with profits from the bidding going to help support next year’s one and only #GloucesterMA Lobster Trap Tree.

BEAUTIFUL SNOWY DAY IN GLOUCESTER TOWN -By Kim Smith

How the day began