- 3:41 pm - Sun, Dec 18, 2011
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In Maine: Lobster trap Christmas trees
To make this year’s 60-foot-tall lobster trap tree, the residents of Beals Island and Jonesport, Maine, gathered, stacked, and rigged with lights an astounding number of lobster traps — 1,364 used lobster traps.
Other towns, including Gloucester and Rockland, whose tree is pictured below, have built their own “trees,” though some use new lobster traps or crates. [Side note: Rockland’s tree is listed on Foursquare with its own check-in spot (here).]
(Info and top photo via Lobster trap Christmas trees spur friendly competition between towns — Bangor Daily News. Rockland tree photo via the Interactive Inns blog. For another story about New England’s lobster trap trees, see NYTimes.com.)
See also: Earlier Unconsumption Christmas tree-related posts here.