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BUOY PAINTING FOR THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE BEGINS THIS COMING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH!!

Cape Ann Art Haven is accepting reservations for buoy painting for the 2021 Lobster Trap Tree!
This will occur on 4 Saturdays: November 13, 20, 27 and December 4 from 10:00.m. to 3:00 p.m at Art Haven. It is open to all children and adults. Please register for all that want to paint a buoy. The paint we use is permanent so please wear appropriate clothing.

FOR A CALENDAR OF BUOY PAINTING DATES AND TO REGISTER GO HERE

BEAUTIFUL LOBSTER TRAP TREE IN THE FALLING SNOW

Pretty snowfall along with mixed rain off and on throughout the day. 

CAPE ANN’S BEAUTIFUL LOBSTER TRAP TREE IN THE SNOW!

The Lobster Trap Tree looks extra splendid in fresh fallen snow!

Please share your Lobster Trap Tree photos by tagging @lobstertraptree on Facebook. Our fun funky tree has a way of lifting people’s spirits and the community would love to see your snapshots. Thank you!

If you are not on Facebook, feel free to email your photos to me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com and I will post them for you.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR LOBSTER TRAP TREE PHOTOS!

Friends, please share your Lobster Trap Tree photos. We would love to see them! and it will help lift everyone’s spirits. 

When you post on Facebook, simply tag us at @lobstertraptree and your photos will go directly to The Lobster Trap Tree Facebook page. Thank you so much <3

TEN, NINE, EIGHT…THANK YOU SHAWN HENRY, DAVID BROOKS, THREE LANTERNS, TRACI THAYNE CORBETT, LOBSTER TRAP TREE BUILDERS, GFD, MAYOR SEFATIA, KEN RIEHL, JILL CAHILL, AND EVERYONE WHO HAD A HAND IN CREATING CAPE ANN’S SPLENDID LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING EVENT!

Despite a major power outage earlier in the afternoon, Sunday evening’s Lobster Trap Tree lighting went off without a hitch. Gloucester’s Fire Department arrived right on schedule. Using an aerial ladder, the firemen hoisted the star to the tippy top of the tree, where Shawn Henry was waiting to secure. Ten, nine, eight… Mayor Sefatia gave the virtual countdown and the vibrantly colored buoys and lights shone brightly.

The Lobster Trap Tree is a very special tradition for our community and we are especially grateful to David Brooks and Shawn Henry for their continued dedication in building, organizing, and sharing through Shawn’s films, particularly during the global pandemic

I love that the tree’s star is currently switched to alternating between colorful and white lights, simply wonderful!

PLEASE JOIN US VIRTUALLY AT 4:30 TODAY FOR THE LIVE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING!

Virtual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting – Sunday, December 13th at 4:30

VIEW THE LIGHTING LIVE ON THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE FACEBOOK PAGE @lobstertraptree

Snapshots of Shawn Henry and David Brooks installing buoys today.

VIRTUAL LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING!

Virtual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting – Sunday, December 13th at 4:30
Since we can’t gather and celebrate this wonderful tradition together, let’s jump on Facebook and be together virtually. Thanks to Good Morning Gloucester and the crew from Gloucestercast, they will be bringing to you live – Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Ken Riehl from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester Fire Department as they light the Lobster Trap Tree. This tradition is made possible by the Lobster Trap Tree volunteers, Three Lanterns Marine and Fishing and Cape Ann Art Haven. Please do not come to this area of downtown as we do not want a gathering during this very critical time.

VIEW THE LIGHTING LIVE ON THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE FACEBOOK PAGE.

SHAWN HENRY AWESOME TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE BUILD!!!

Check out this super fun time lapse video of the 2020 Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree Build from Shawn Henry!

Directed, edited and filmed by Shawn G. Henry

With thanks and deep appreciation to Three Lanterns

Tree Builders: David Brooks, Jason Burroughs, Gregg Cademartori, Dave DeAngelis, Shawn G. Henry, Andrew Nicastro, Josh Oliver, and George Schlichte

Hi Friends, If you take a photo of the Lobster Trap Tree and post on Facebook, we would love to share with the community. Please tag us with our new username @lobstertraptree. Thank you!

 

 

LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING UPDATE!

UPDATE FOR OUR LOBSTER TRAP TREE FRIENDS –

In response to lots of questions, David Brooks and Shawn Henry share that it appears as though there are enough lights in stock leftover from previous years! This is great news as most of us are on a tighter budget and lighting stocks are running low.

As soon as the lights and buoys are in place, the tree lighting will take place sometime this week, depending on the weather. Because of the global pandemic, the tree lighting will be a virtual tree lighting, hosted by Mayor Sefatia. Stay tuned for time and date!

Follow The Lobster Trap Tree on Facebook for all the latest updates <3

 

DON’T MISS THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE AND CAPE ANN ART HAVEN FAMILY FUN BIG BUOY PARTY!

THE BIG BUOY PARTY NIGHT IS ART HAVEN’S BIGGEST FUNDRAISING EVENT. COME ON DOWN TO CRUISEPORT FOR DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS, ARTS AND CRAFTS ACTIVITIES, LIVE MUSIC, AND MORE!

WHEN: JANUARY 24TH FROM 5PM TO 8PM

WHERE: CRUISEPORT, GLOUCESTER

Only 20.00 PER FAMILY, and that includes refreshments, crafts, and your child’s buoy!

BEAUTIFUL LOBSTER TRAP TREE IN THE FALLING SNOW #GLOUCESTERMA

The Lobster Trap Tree in snowfall.

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MORE SNAPSHOTS FROM THE WORLD’S BEST LOBSTER TRAP MAGICAL TREE LIGHTING

Photos from Saturday evening’s tree lighting event, including several of Traci Thayne Corbett, Art Haven’s director, and her super helpers Lily and Cee Cee. Traci is the person who helps the kids in creating all the fabulous hand painted buoys that adorn the tree.

Traci, Lily, and Cee Cee

Tremendous thanks and huge shout outs to David Brooks, Shawn Henry, Traci Corbett, Warren Waugh, Cape Ann Art Haven, Three Lantern Marine Fishing, Great Marsh Brewing Co, Gloucester Fire Department, the City of Gloucester, and to all the great people volunteering their time and money towards continuing this fabulous and uniquely Gloucester tradition <3

David Brooks, also known as Spider Man, securing the star atop the tree.

TEN, NINE, EIGHT… LIVE FROM THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING

WONDERFUL FUN AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT!

Check out the new starry, starry night interior lights. Posting more photos tomorrow.

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE LIGHTS POLL!!!

The polling has shown fairly consistently that approximately 60 percent are in favor of multi-colored lights and 40 percent favor warm white lights.

The final number as of 6pm tonight is that of the 1,605 people who participated, 58.75 percent voted for multi-colored lights and 39.31 percent voted for warm white lights (1.9 percent voted for other).

Thank you so much to Everyone for voting!!!

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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE FROM GLOUCESTER’S LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Merry Christmas Eve from Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree, both inside and out!

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.

BEAUTIFUL SNOWY DAY IN GLOUCESTER TOWN

How the day began

#GLOUCESTERMA LOBSTER TRAP TREE AT TWILIGHT

Our one of a kind Lobster Trap Tree at twilight.

WEDDING BELLS FOR MOLLY ROSS AND RYAN STOKES AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE

Thank you to Sheree Zizak, owner of the Beauport Hotel, who shared that the bride and groom that braved Saturday’s snowstorm to have photos taken in front of Lobster Trap Tree are Molly Ross and Ryan Stokes. Molly and Ryan held their reception at the beautiful Beauport Hotel.

Many of us marveled at how relaxed were the wedding party, especially the bride and bridesmaids, wearing sleeveless dresses and gold heels in the slush and freezing snow. Art Haven’s program director Cathy Kelley, on the spur of the moment, quickly painted a buoy with wedding rings and the date, and David Brooks presented the buoy to the happy couple. Congratulations Molly and Ryan!

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Simply beautiful!

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WEDDING PARTY AT THE LOBSTER TRAP TREE!

A wedding party shows up during the Lobster Trap Tree lighting preparations and David Brooks has on hand a buoy to give to the newlyweds 🙂

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Shout Out to David Brooks and Crew

david-brooks-cape-ann-art-haven-lobster-pot-tree-gloucester-december-10-2016-copyright-kim-smithThank you to David Brooks, the Art Haven crew, the lobstermen who donated their traps, and all the buoy painters for their phenomenal creation of Gloucester’s 2016 lobster pot tree. The most magical to date (if that is possible) and as always, the “World’s Best Lobster Pot Tree!” Thank you for this beautiful gift, and for all that you do for our community throughout the year.