Precision & craftsmanship are the benchmarks of the Bay Ledge Baskets. Reminiscent of the historic Lightship Baskets made by sailors during long sea voyages, this lovely basket has a wooden base, a sturdy wooden handle, and is tightly woven to hold even the most fleeting memories of a summer afternoon on the island.
Penny Basket - $15.00 Medium Lidded Oval - $75.00 Small Handled Basket - $30.00 Large Lidded Oval - $125.00
Large Handled Basket - $60.00 Sandollar/Scallop Carving - $15.00 Nest of Six Baskets - $285.00 Plaque - $85.00

What is Scrimshaw?

During the 19th Century, whaling expeditions went from the coast of New England to far away places. The sailors of these endless voyages spent their spare time carving beautiful, intricate designs on whale teeth or walrus tusks. Their carvings illustrated sailing ships, animals, plants and nostalgic scenes of home. This form of American folk art is known as scrimshaw. We no longer use ivory. The creative use of polymer helped revive this art. Our pieces are hand cast. Each piece is hand inked & polished. We use the pieces to adorn the Bay Ledge Baskets.

Basket Uses

Our covered oval baskets are often used as pocketbooks or keepsakes. Our large handled baskets have been a favorite as a bridesmaid's basket, the front adorned with a scallop's shell or sand dollar. Baskets have so many uses. Let us know your creative use.

Inn at Bay Ledge

 150 Sand Point Road
 Bar Harbor, ME 04609
 Phone: (207) 288-4204
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