I have had this old buoy just hanging about for many a year and needing a lamp for the cabin decided that it would come in handy 

With a little help from my friend Gene . . .here is the new lamp!
These  buoys  were used to locate a fishermans lobster traps . . each  painted in their own chosen colour-this old buoy  has  ELDR which means it was Eldridge owned .  .my grandfathers cousin . . .
I could have repainted to freshen it up- but I loved its old used colours . . .memories of many winter days  it was bobbing out in the bay . . . .
Lobster season here is  beginning of December to May!