Six giant buoys will receive artistic treatment ranging from painted scenes to ceramic mosaics to metal adornment to illustrate Boston’s maritime heritage.
The six decorated buoys, five donated by the Port, could be joined by up to another nine to make a Boston Buoys heritage trail of 15.
The project is funded by Transported, the Boston arts organisation, and supported by the Port of Boston, Boston Borough Council, Boston Big Local, the Environment Agency and Boston in Bloom. The final position of the Buoys will be determined in the coming months from a number of sites in and around the town following consultation and discussion with authorities and land owners.
The artists chosen to reinterpret the buoys will begin work in September and there will be some public involvement. It is hoped the finished artworks will be in place next year, in time to help mark the 400th anniversary of Boston’s part in the story of the Pilgrim Fathers.