A Christmas tree made from re-purposed crab baskets and buoys? Oh yes! A busy corner in downtown Cambridge is home to a 20-foot high tree made from nearly 200 bushel baskets that have been used to harvest Maryland blue crabs — and probably will be put back to work when crab season starts again in April. The one-of-a-kind tree — which celebrates Dorchester County’s waterman culture — draws folks from near and far who are eager to take a selfie at the spot. This is the third year for the tree, spearheaded by the nonprofit Cambridge Main Street, which brought together various local businesses and volunteers to make it happen. Local seafood companies donate the crab basket. Then volunteers come together to construct it and make sure it can withstand the elements. Check out the tree at the corner of Race and Gay Streets in downtown Cambridge, Maryland. We love our Crab Basket Tree!
(Photo by Jill Jasuta)

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