Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Lobster Traps, 10x12
What says 'Maine' more than a pile of lobster traps waiting to be put to work. Bouncing around on a floating dock made small marks difficult....but at least we were out of the wind sheltered by the stone bulkhead opposite the one you see.
The challenge was to find a way to say 'lobster trap' without actually painting in all the wire mesh they are made of. Did you know that lobstermen pay $250 to $500 for each trap? That makes losing one a pretty significant deal and, since there were lobster wars taking place, quite a number of them are now sitting on the bottom of the ocean with no buoy to show where they are or rope to retrieve them.
Happy Thanksgiving! (Lobsters must breathe a sigh of relief)