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    Monday, October 03, 2022

    By the light of the Lobster Trap Tree

    Visitors view the interior of the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Town Dock in Stonington Borough. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Stonington — Visitors were viewing, and taking photos of, the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree inside and out Wednesday evening at Town Dock in Stonington Borough.

    The tree is the brainchild of Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, after she saw photos and videos of a similar tree in Gloucester, Mass. 

    The tree consists of over 330 authentic lobster traps, decorated with 330 custom-painted lobster buoys. The tree was erected in the days before Thanksgiving and an official lighting ceremony was held the Saturday after.

    The tree will remain in place into the new year.

    Visitors view and take photos of the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Town Dock in Stonington Borough. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Maddie Conkey of Ledyard takes a photo with her son Frankie, 2, with the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Town Dock in Stonington Borough. "This is so cool!" said Conkey, who recently moved back to the region. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Visitors view and take photos, both inside and out, with the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Town Dock in Stonington Borough. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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