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See the beautiful, custom sponsor buoys at the bottom of this page!

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is the lead organization producing the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree, but as the saying goes, “it takes a village.”  We have many people and businesses who support our efforts. The OCCC has invested significant time and funds to research the project, identify and invite artists to participate, deliver/pick up buoys around the 2 state region, communicate with sponsors, apply for permits, develop this website, orchestrate a media campaign, host committee meetings and serve as the fiduciary agent to purchase lobster traps, buoys, lights, tie-wraps, etc.  The OCCC is grateful to the many individuals, businesses and organizations that share our enthusiasm for the project, and especially to those whom made a financial contribution.  Without them, it would just be a dream!    Once the tree comes down, sponsors get to keep their buoy.  To show appreciation for their community spirit and generosity, we ask that you please support them with your patronage.

Buoy Sponsorship - Each year we start accepting buoy sponsorships February 1st from members of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce. That cost is $225 for chamber members and includes the purchase of the buoy, paying a professional artist to paint what the sponsor wants on it, getting it clear coated by an auto company, promoting it in our website and dedicating a Facebook post to the sponsor’s buoy and business.  The sponsor then gets to keep the buoy when the tree comes down.  On April 1st we open up sponsorship to members of the general public ($175) and to businesses that are not our chamber members ($325). This year (2023), the project sold out on April 5th. 

Buoy Sponsorships are SOLD OUT for 2023


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13th Hour Distillers
A&J Landscaping
Academy Point at Mystic
Acme Wire Products
Always Home
American Landscape and Law Science
Amtec Grips Corp.
Argia Mystic
Bella Vita Salon
Beth Gillen
BlackHawk Fishing
Bogue's Alley
Boro Bodega
Bouvier Insurance
Breezeway Resort
Brenda Rich
Buckler Johnston Funeral Home
C.C. O'Brien's
Cardinal Honda
Carole Johnson Nossek
Caryn Sullivan
Cathy and Dave Vargas
Ceil Plumbing and Heating
Cherie Banks
Cheri Danis
Christine Spanbauer
Coastline Window Treatments
CorePlus Credit Union
Curran Construction
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Dime Bank
Dockside Electronics
Dog Scouts of America
Donna Allyn
Donna Palumbo
Don's Dock
Duncklee Cooling and Heating
East Celebrity Elite Cheerleading CT
Elysian LLC
Evering Electric LLC
Fleming's Feed
Frank Hall Boatyard Inc.
Frank Olean Center
Girls on the Run
Granite Theatre
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Haley Brook Condominiums
Hartford Healthcare
Haslam Memorial Foundation
Holdridge Home and Garden
Hometown Furniture
Hotel Maria
Indulge Coffee & Sandwich
Irish Rose Tattoo
Jackie Lagasse
Janice Bacewicz
Jen Larkin-Olson Family
Jennifer Sanders
Jessica Hayes
Jewett City Savings Bank
Joanna Valentini
Joe & Mia Castaldi
Jonnycake Center of Westerly
Joseph Merolla
Katie Mikkelsen
Katie Quinlan
Keith's Appliances
Kevin Hesch
Kim Cardinal
La Grua Center
Lathrop Insurance
Le Spa
Lindquist Insurance Agency
Lisa Mueller
Lucky House
Lynn Cox
Mandie Lee Photography
Marcus Associates Property Management Inc.
Maria Pucci
Maria's Seaside Cafe
Mason's Island Marina
Maureen O'Neill
McQuade's Marketplace
Mechanic Street Marina
Medusa Masonry & Construction LLC.
Melissa Murray
Mel's Downtown Creamery
Milagro Cafe
Misquamicut Sandwich Company
Mountain Hollow Crystals
Mystic & Noank Library
Mystic Boat Adventure
Mystic Knotwork
Mystic Packer Building
Mystic Paint
Mystic Shower Door
New England Science and Sailing
Noah's Restaurant
Nora Brine
Northern Light Gems
Norwest Marine
Paddy's Beach Club
Pamela Andross
Pamela Johnstone Residential Realtor
Paul & Robin Geise
Pawcatuck Roofing Co.
PC Restoration
Pine Point
Pine Point Evergreen
Pleasant Acres Nursery
Pooch's Pour House
Portuguese Holy Ghost Society
Precious Memories Place
Professional Planning Group
Renovation Sells of New England
Ring's End
Rising Tide Nutrition
Royal Westerly
S&P Oyster Restaurant & Bar
Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Scient Federal Credit Union
Scientific Alloys Inc.
SECONN Skin Divers
ServiceMaster By Mason
Shelter Harbor Inn
Shoreline Sanitation
SNS Electric
St. Michael's School
Stacey Daly
Steak Loft
Stonington Borough Fire Dept.
Stonington Garden Club
Stonington Gardens LLC.
Stonington Police Dept.
Stonington Volunteer Ambulance Corp Inc.
Suzanne Costa
Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
The Bees Knees
The Haversham Tavern
Thomas Geroulo
Tom Fabian
Two Little Fish
Washington Trust
Watch Hill Catering
Water Street Cafe
Westerly Community Credit Union
Westerly Education Center
Westerly Hospital
Westerly Paints
Westerly Police Department
Windjammer Surf Bar
WM Cole
Wood River Health



Town of Stonington Selectmen

Town of Stonington Department of Public Works

Stonington Borough Merchants Association

Stonington Waterfront Commission

Stonington Village Improvement Association

Ritacco Electric

La Grua Center

Stonington COMO

Southern New England Fisherman and Lobsterman's Association

Crotty & Sons Auto Body

Thavenet Machine Co., Inc.

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