Years in the past, beachcombers can be fortunate to discover a blown glass Japanese fishing float on the shores of Oregon. Fisherman used these fantastically crafted instruments on their float fishing nets, however generally they ended getting lower off and misplaced. Anybody who discovered them would deliver 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 throughout the slower season. Lincoln Metropolis sponsored the venture and held the inaugural season of Finders Keepers in 1999-2000.
Finders Keepers introduced vacationers from everywhere in the nation on the lookout for these signed and numbered floats. It was successful! The town beloved the way it turned out because it mixed artwork and the outside, and most of the guests additionally frolicked within the metropolis.
Since then, it’s been an annual custom that will get locals and guests excited!