What is a buoy? We get that question a lot in-store from friends visiting from afar. These colorful floating objects speckle the waterline along the coast of Maine and one might wonder what in the world they are!
According to dictionary.com, a buoy is a distinctively shaped and marked float, sometimes carrying a signal or signals, anchored to mark a channel, anchorage, navigational hazard, etc., or to provide a mooring place away from the shore.
Lobstermen in Maine need to register their buoy colors with the state so that other’s know which lobsterman they belong to. Coloring them with bright colors also helps to spot them from the boat, especially in foggy weather.
Casco Bay Buoys makes these fun door buoys for your home, camp, mailbox, office, or just about anywhere! Contact us to custom order your buoy to mark a special occasion.