Imagine walking the beaches of Maine and finding an old cedar buoy tucked away beneath driftwood, sand and seaweed. Thats what the Sullivan’s were doing while creating a family in Alaska. But, they always knew they would be returning to Peter’s home state. So, in 2006 they made their way east to Bowdoinham in the heart of Merrymeeting Bay. Their love of amateur bird watching inspired them to create their lobster buoy suet feeder.
These cedar (renowned for its decay resistance) suet feeders are crafted in Maine from northern Maine cedar. Each is handmade and unique. The shape and rough texture simulate antique buoys. Each is colored with the highest quality solid stain available. The rope handle is an actual piece of used lobster rope largely beach-combed from a Maine beach after a winter storm. These suet feeders have a base of 4.75” x 4.75” and are 16″ tall. The flat sides allows pole or post mounting along with the traditional limb placement using the rope handle. A small decorative black chain looped around a post and hooked back over the wire front holds the suet in place. Each suet feeder comes with an installed suet cake and will accept any standard cake. Many folks remove the cake and insert it, we prefer to remove the wrapper and insert tray and all.