Block Island Times

Lobster Pot Tree shines bright in 2020

Several weeks ago, Turtle Hatfield and his wife, Heather, started getting questions from the island community worried that the Covid-19 virus would prevent them from constructing the Lobster Pot Christmas Tree this year. No way was Turtle and his crew going to let the virus deprive everyone of this ten-year tradition.
Life is different this year. So was constructing the lobster pot tree. No festive event this year. The fun fundraiser bake sale was canceled and, instead, a donations jar was placed at the entrance of the park. The park was roped off to keep all “sidewalk superintendents” away, but that did not keep people from driving by, honking their horns, and tossing a few dollars into the donation pot. Thanks to all who donated money and provided encouragement. (FYI: The donations are put towards park maintenance.
A huge thank you goes to Turtle and Heather who do all the planning, testing of the lights, gathering of lobster pots and other materials needed. This was a two-day project: On Saturday, Nov. 21, Turtle and his crew built the tree and on Sunday added the lights, the buoys, and the blinking light at the top of the tree. In

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