For over 60 years Brooks Trap Mill has been an integral part of the local lobster industry and commercial fishing generally. This third generation family-owned business started in the lumber business on Beechwood Street in Thomaston. They switched to making wooden lobster traps early on. Today, with locations in Portland, Bath, and Jonesboro, as well as the home location in Thomaston, they are a major supplier to the commercial fishing industry, a mainstay for Maine historically.
Have you ever wondered exactly how a lobster trap works and how it is made? Now is your chance to learn. As a fund-raiser for the Thomaston Historical Society’s restoration of its 1795 building, Brooks Trap is opening its doors to the public for three tours on Thursday, August 9th, at 9:15 am, 10:30 am and 1 pm. At the end of each tour, there will be time for additional questions with light refreshments served by the historical society. The cost is $18, discounted to $15 for members of the Thomaston Historical Society.
Space is limited. You can make reservations by sending a check to Thomaston Historical Society, PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861. Please note that the payment is for the Brooks Trap tour and include a telephone number or email address and your first choice of tour time.
Susan J. Devlin
President, Thomaston Historical Society
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