Vintage wooden lobster pot marker buoy in black, yellow and red. There is a dark coloured rope at the top that was used to tie the marker to the lobster pot. It has a split in the wood which can be seen in the photographs.
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.
We have a selection of lobster marker buoys here at Tramps, so if you are in need of more or would like different colour combinations, please look at our other listings, or do not hesitate to contact us.
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Product Code: 31168
Styling: These can hang from the rope or stand on the floor making them excellent door stops. 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.