LOBSTER TRAP TREE
Due to increasing concerns over the weekend forecast, and with safety as its primary concern, the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to end its popular outdoor art exhibit ahead of schedule. Tonight, 1/26/22 at 10pm the exhibit will close for the season.
“Forecasters are now predicting extreme winds, significant snowfall and are using the term “bomb cyclone”. We rely on volunteers and cannot in good conscious put them or our staff in harms way. The extreme conditions and predicted heavy snow accumulation would make the dismantling process more difficult and unsafe,” said Lisa Konicki, President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.
The tree was unphased by the strong winds of the last storm which caused flooding and tree damage in town. However, any sort of microburst, bomb cyclone or hurricane type weather prediction poses an entirely different challenge.
Volunteers willing to help The Chamber should come to the tree at 1 High Street in Stonington at 10am on Thursday January 27, 2020.
The Chamber also needs vehicles with trailers.
Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Lighting 11/27/21
Lobster Trap Tree Hours:
CLOSING 1/26/22 at 10PM for the Season, due to impending weekend forecast.
The Stonington Lobster Trap Tree opens at dawn. The Tree will be lit every night between Dusk - 9:45 PM until the end of January 2022.
ORDER YOUR ORNAMENTS NOW!
If you would like to make a donation to the
Stonington Lobster Trap Tree, please
When visiting the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree...
DO NOT CLIMB OR TOUCH THE TREE.
DO NOT TOUCH BUOYS.
DO NOT ADD YOUR OWN BUOY TO THE TREE.
Parking Options in Stonington Borough:
Stonington Town Fisherman Docks, 1 High Street, Stonington.
Street Parking - please take note of all parking signs and regulations as to not get ticketed or towed.
Dodson's Boat Yard
The Point - beyond the light house.
The architectural masterpiece will be situated on a grassy area at the Stonington town dock, paying homage to the town’s renowned fishing industry. A visit to the Stonington Lobster Trap tree is a magical experience and provides unique photo opportunities. Whether you view this spectacle during the day or at night, the beautiful landmark provides an eclectic buoy exhibit that is a flawless balance between stunning professionally painted works and those created by local children.