Lobster float

Object Number: 
1941.766
Date: 
1825-1925
Medium: 
Wood (probably pine), paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 6 3/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 40 x 16.2 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
carved: on side: "AW"
Description: 
Hand-carved wooden lobster float with flat back and tapered top with hole through end; painted in wide bands of red, white, and orange, with initials "AW" carved in middle (white) section.
Gallery Label: 
This wooden float was most likely used to mark the location of submerged lobster traps.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group