Saturday, April 14, 2012
Today a bit of a primer on lobster buoys... not girls! Bad pun. Many visitors to our state come to dine on lobsters. They might even take a Casco Bay Lines cruise among the 'calendar islands' and if so will come across many of these brightly colored buoys floating around. These days they are made of styrofoam with the lobsterman's branded license number on them. Lobstermen are issued a color scheme for their buoys and a number by the state. The buoys are used to mark the location of their traps. And I pity the fool that goes messing with the traps that lie below. Great bodily harm or in some noted cases death will await. So enjoy mightily the sight of these bobbing in our summer sun or dine on the lobsters caught below, but 'beware the jabberwock' and anything else that might befall you if you venture below the buoys without permission.