Lobster Trap Christmas Trees Celebrate Fishermen and the Season in Port Mouton, Cape Sable Island
Above photo: Buoys in memory of those lost at sea, those who have since passed on and in recognition of active fishers adorn the Municipality of Barrington’s lobster trap Christmas tree. Kathy Johnson photo
Lobster trap Christmas trees are once again decked out for the season on Cape Sable Island and Port Mouton on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
This is the third year for the tree at the Port Mouton wharf. The project was initiated by community volunteer Krystie Gatzke and her ...
Santa Trades in Sleigh for the Wheelhouse
If you happen to be on the West Head wharf on Cape Sable Island this December, don’t be surprised if you see Santa Claus coming in from lobster fishing.
For the past three years, Kevin Ross, president of the Brazil Rock 33/34 Lobster Association, has dressed the part for one day in December while out fishing and plays the part throughout the month, helping to collect donations and deliver food, gift cards and presents to those less fortunate in the community.
With a natural white beard ...
Annual Lobster Trap Christmas Tree Marks 10 Years
Every year, the fishing industry is honoured and those lost at sea remembered on the Municipality of Barrington’s lobster trap Christmas tree.
Built from about 200 wire lobster traps that are recycled from the Municipality’s Construction and Debris Landfill, it takes public works staff about four days to build, said Warden Eddie Nickerson.
The traps are covered with evergreen boughs and decorated with lights and buoys, some in memory of fishermen lost to the sea and others in honour ...