Yellow and pink painted Styrofoam or polystyrene buoy.
This has a white coloured plastic stick that runs through the middle of the buoy and has a loop at the top. The bottom of the stick has been painted pink to match the bottom of the buoy. ‘VC22’ and a number 9 have been written on the buoy in black marker pen.
The paint is flaking off and in places there is black and green paint showing through where it was previously painted. Please see images.
Bright buoys marking the locations of lobster traps have been an iconic piece of maritime culture dating to the late 1800s, when trapping became a common method of lobstering. To distinguish one lobsterman’s traps from others, it became tradition—and then law—to paint buoys a unique pattern and colour scheme. The colours would be registered with the coast guard and this ensured all pots were harvested by the right boat.
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Product code: 10814
Styling: These can hang from the rope or hook or even staked into the ground in the garden. Ideal for nautical or beach themed spaces at home, in gardens, seafood or nautical themed restaurants and bars, or decorate beach huts. Cluster together to make a display feature. Some people are now customising them with names, house numbers, table numbers for weddings or other events or dates. Also makes a unique gift for anyone into fishing.