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    Lobster trap tree takes shape in Stonington

    Volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of over 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Lobster trap tree takes shape in Stonington

    Maria DiMaggio, left, Lisa Konicki, right, of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, and Frank Ritaco, owner of Ritacco Electric, open boxes of 9 volt LED colored light bulbs as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Maria DiMaggio, with the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, opens boxes of 9 volt LED colored light bulbs as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Lisa Konicki, left, of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, and Frank Ritaco, owner of Ritacco Electric, test the first string of lights for the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Alex Majewski hands a lobster pot to Andrew Field as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Alex Majewski hands a lobster pot to Andrew Field and Aaron Marketos, right, uses zip ties to fasten the top layer as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Aaron Marketos uses zip ties to connect the pots as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Alex Majewski uses zip ties to connect the pots as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Bundles of light strings await hanging as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers Adam Field, right, Sam Cheesbrough, center, and Theodore Splaine untangle one of the strings of light as they help assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers Adam Field, top, and Theodore Splaine untangle one of the strings of light as they help assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Lisa Konicki, left, President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, lifts a lobster trap to the volunteers atop the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Tom Fabian waits to zip tie one of the final traps into place as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Volunteer Alex Majewski, in bucket, lowers the lighted anchor tree topper to Sam Cheesbrough, left, and Adam Field atop the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Lisa Konicki, left, President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, and Maria Maria DiMaggio give direction to the volunteers attaching the lighted anchor topper to the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Lisa Konicki, President of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, records video as volunteers attach the lighted anchor topper to the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the chamber Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Nico DiMaggio Affixes a metal lobster decoration to the sign as volunteers assemble the Stonington Lobster Trap Tree sponsored by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Town Dock. The tree will consist of 350 authentic lobster pots, decorated with 350 custom-painted lobster buoys and be 25+ feet tall. A lighting ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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