Years in the past, beachcombers can be fortunate to discover a blown glass Japanese fishing float on the shores of Oregon. Fisherman used these superbly crafted instruments on their float fishing nets, however typically they ended getting lower off and misplaced. Anybody who discovered them would convey them house and admire their new-found treasure.
These days, all fishing vessels have phased out glass floats to make use of buoyant plastic. A neighborhood artist thought bringing again the glass floats can be a good way to launch the brand new millennium and appeal to guests through the slower season. Lincoln Metropolis sponsored the undertaking and held the inaugural season of Finders Keepers in 1999-2000.
Finders Keepers introduced vacationers from everywhere in the nation searching for these signed and numbered floats. It was successful! The town liked the way it turned out because it mixed artwork and the outside, and lots of the guests additionally hung out within the metropolis.
Since then, it’s been an annual custom that will get locals and guests excited!