Vintage Maine Lobster Crate. These were used to transport live lobster from the boat to the dock and on to market. Because of their construction, the lobsters can be taken out of the lobster pot, placed in the crate which can be towed in the water from the back of the boat. Often linked by the rope handles in a long convoy behind the boat. They are wooden slat construction so that the lobsters can breathe. Since the beginning of 2000’s the Maine and New England fishermen have seen the introduction of plastic crates to replace the wooden ones.
Product Code: 30595
Styling: Often stacked inside and out in Seafood restaurants around Maine and Cape Cod. They are stacked at angles and decorated with buoys, shells and star fish, nautical rope and pulleys etc. They look effective stacked straight as a low dividing wall in a restaurant.
Some restaurants and many homes have placed a piece of strengthened glass on top to make a coffee table. They look great at a beach home or beach hut.
Can be used as a storage box in a child’s bedroom to give the rustic charm.