GLOUCESTER (CBS) — An iconic holiday decoration outside the Gloucester Police Headquarters was demolished by vandals over the weekend.
The work is shaped like a Christmas tree, made of buoys and lobster traps–and also like an igloo, with openings for visitors to walk through. Putting it together is a community project.READ MORE: Gov. Charlie Baker To Make Announcement About COVID Testing And Schools
“The community really comes together in a number of ways for this project,” said Matthew Swift, owner of the local Trident Gallery.
The buoys are painted by local artists and children, including Swift’s son.READ MORE: Moderna Plans To Have Combination COVID Booster, Flu Vaccine Ready By Fall 2023
But on Sunday morning, it was destroyed–with pieces spread all across the ground. It appears the same vandals pushed over a planter in front of Swift’s gallery. Police had no motive for the incident, but Swift said he suspects alcohol was involved.
“I don’t know that the vandalism had any purpose other than mayhem,” Swift said.
By Tuesday, the lobster trap tree had been repaired.MORE NEWS: Registration For Pan-Mass Challenge Opens Tuesday