Rockland Lobster Trap Christmas Tree


I just happened to be in Rockland as locals were starting to build the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree, so I made a few photos!

dawson_MG_1388Locals add another row of lobster traps to the annual tree, which Rockland claims is the largest such structure in the world.


One of the tree builders helps steady a colleague.


Gordon Page, Executive Director of Rockland Main Street, Inc., helps direct the tree’s construction from within the structure.

dawson_MG_1401Page climbs out from the center of the tree, bemused that I happened to be standing there with my camera clicking away.

dawson_MG_1344Of course there will be a lobster on top of the tree to hold the crowning star.