Nautical life runs deep in our family heritage dating back to 1760, where our ancestors set a high standard in ship building and sail making in Mystic, CT. At Stern Lines, we carry on that same mindset today her sin Maine as we handcraft a unique and nautically inspired line of products. When it comes to our handcrafted lobster rope doormats, no other company can compare. Every doormat that we create tells a different story as to where the rope originated from. Although the patterns may be similar, no two are ever the same! Often times, what ends up on your doorstep or dock was just reclaimed as old lobster fishing gear out of the Atlantic a few short days or weeks prior to its arrival at your home!
"Voila — the recycled lobster rope doormat. The idea is, if this material can withstand years of being hauled in and out of the ocean, it will hold up to foot traffic, kids, and dogs, on your porch or patio. We are partial to the wide variety of lively stripe combinations (each named for a Maine town) sold by Stern Lines. They work with 24 different Maine lobstermen to make the mats, using only repurposed rope." - THE BOSTON GLOBE | TRAVEL