Authentic handmade Wooden Lobster Trap Bullet buoy painted red, white, and yellow. Bullet buoys are the main buoy they connected 15 to 20 feet away from the toggle buoy positioned above the lobster trap. The main buoys usually have handle on top, this one is missing.
Each color and pattern is unique to a specific lobsterman. To know which traps are theirs lobster fishermen have their own color markings and registration numbers. The registration number and color making must also be displayed on their boats for law enforcement officials to easily identity who is hauling. This one is painted yellow and white with red dots and a red bottom. The registration number is craved into the the side: KEH5973.
Bullet buoys make a great addition to a nautical collection because their size makes them easy to display.
This Bullet Buoy is approximately 13 1/2 inches high and 5 by 5 inches at its widest point. It weights 3 pounds.
Most buoys are made of cedar because of the lightness of the wood. Cracking is the natural drying process in the wood. Only in rare cases would this affect the buoy and adds to it’s character.
These lobster buoys would look great in any nautical themed area, beach home, pool side decorations, Bar and patio decorations are just a few. The options are endless.
Big Ship Salvage scours the world for nautical antique lights, décor and other items related to the Nautical Life. Brass, copper, stainless steel and sometimes aluminum materials are used to make-up the vintage lights that we find. We soda-blast the old paint off, remove the old wiring and polish before they arrive in our warehouse. Then, we rewire with UL listed bulb sockets and wiring harnesses and get ready for purchase. They are now ready to warm your home, business or restaurant with that nautical feeling we all desire.
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