These ornaments are modeled after my own lobster boat, the Huck Finn. Lobster boats are designed as what is referred to as a semi displacement hull. They are able to take the rough weather and yet still be able to maintain a degree of speed. These ornaments are hand crafted and made of pine and oak measuring approximately 2.5 inches long, 1 inch high and 1 inch wide.
The boats are modeled from the tugs boats I see coming out of Belfast Harbor. Tug boats are used to move the big ships coming into and out of Searsport Harbor. Searsport is one of the few deep water ports in Maine.They are handmade from mahogany and pine and are approx. 3.5 inches long by 1.5 inches high, and 1.125 inches wide.
The buoys are hand made and painted the colors of a few of the the lobstermen, including my own colors and my wife’s colors, that lobster on Penobscot Bay. Each lobsterman identifies his/her own buoys by certain colors registered with the state of Maine. Each fisherman creates a specific color pattern for themselves. Considering each fisherman may have 800 or more buoys, they generally make the pattern as simple as possible. The buoys are approx. 2 inches with the tail 1.5 inches for a 3.5 inch length over all.