This is the old-style lobster float buoy that was used by lobster fishermen
to secure their traps.
A great vintage find at Florida marine flea market!
Authentic and chic! Has been cleaned and the paint was fixed.
- Wood / Rope
- It measures 12,5" tall, 4,5" wide.
- Outdoor / Indoor
- Weight 2-3 lb
Note: paint layers may vary from the picture above.
A bit of a History about our Lobster Buoys.
Each is unique and has old fisherman twine to hang it. Each fisherman had their own colours to mark their traps or nets. They make great décor for the ocean oriented person!
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 color scheme. They became essential for beach house decor, used as doorstops, centerpieces, hanging displays, and more.
Very collectible and wonderful for display!
June 28th, 2016
Coastal Living Magazine featured our Buoys on its cover!!!!!!
We are proud to see our collectible vintage items among best decor displays.
Each item arrives carefully packaged in 100% recycled boxes.
Please, give us 2-3 days before shipping.
Fragile items are carefully packaged in the boxes from 100% recycled products.
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