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Byers' Choice Specialty Characters Lobster Man #4864 by Joyce Byers.
The Byers' Choice Lobster Man comes ready to fish adorned in a rain coat and hat with trap in hand.
Until the early 1800s, lobstering was done by gathering them by hand along the shoreline. Lobstering as a trap fishery came into existence in Maine around 1850. Today, Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the nation. Smackmen first appeared in Maine in the 1820s because of increased demand for lobsters from the New York and Boston markets. Smackmen were named after their boats - a "well smack." Smacks were small sailing vessels with a tank inside the boat that had holes drilled into it to allow sea water to circulate. The smacks were used to transport live lobsters over long distances.
Byers' Choice Lobster Man is masterfully hand sculpted and painted with a beautifully expressive clay face.
Byers' Choice Carolers have represented an American made Christmas Tradition for over 40 years.
Stands 13 inches Tall. Made by hand in Chalfont, PA.
Byers' Choice Carolers are varied and one of kind pieces, handmade in the USA. Clothing styles, hair and eye color, and accessories may vary.