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Commitment to the Community


Friendship Trap Company is proud to support a number of local and nation-wide programs, non-profits, and charities:

Appleton Village School 

Coastal Christian School Scholarship Fund

Coastal Christian School Yearbook

 Medomak Valley Car Show


Torch Ride - Special Olympics Maine

Penobscot East Resource Center - Eastern Maine Skippers Program

The Alfred Clough Christmas Fund


Friendship Fire Department

Boy Scouts of America

Maine Lobstermen’s Association

Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association

The Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association

The Maine Shrimp Trapper's Association

The Lobster Institute at the University of Maine

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

The Friendship Village School

The Anah Shrine Circus

Medomak Valley Baseball Program

The Jonesport School District

The Jonesboro PTA

The KBF Scholarship Fund

The Brockola Memorial Tourney

Moosebec Little League

Beth C. Wright Cancer Center

Addison Volunteer Fire Dept.

Moosabec Ambulance Service

Moosabec 4th of July Celebration

Pleasant River Historical Society

Winter Harbor Boat Races

Eastport Pirate Festival

Harrington Elementary School

Deer Island / Stonington Chess Team

We even support some things just for the fun of it, including the Mud Hunter mud truck driven by Tony Graham!


About Us


Friendship Trap Company was founded in 1977 as one of the first manufacturers of wire mesh lobster traps. Through commitment to service, quality and innovation, it has grown over the years to become a leading provider of lobster traps to the entire Atlantic seaboard. There are now approximately 60 dedicated employees in 2 locations, the original location and main office in Friendship, Maine, and a second location downeast in Columbia Falls.


In 2011, After 34 years, founder Pike Bartlett of the company sold the business to Chris Anderson in October of 2011.Chris was dedicated to continuing the commitment to customers, innovation, service and quality until his passing on 9-2-2020.  


 At The Request Of Chris' Widow KC, Mike Wadsworth Has Stepped Back Into His Role At The Helm Of Friendship Trap - And Has This Message For All Of Our Customers..


"The Best Tribute We Can Pay To Chris Is To Continue To Do Business The Way The Best Tribute We Can Pay To Chris Is To Continue To Do Business The Way We Always Have: Our Experienced Crew And Sales Staff Remain Dedicated To You, Our Customers. We Know That's What Chris Would've Wanted. Thank You All!"



Meet The Team


The collective expertise of our wonderful team is what makes the difference here at Friendship Trap.   Veteran production team members, many of whom have been building quality custom traps for decades, pride themselves on building the Best traps in the industry.  Likewise, many members of our management team have been in the trap business all their lives.   By exercising great care in taking Your order accurately, through meticulous attention to detail as we ensure Your traps are built precisely to Your specifications, to delivering the product directly to you, we seek to delight you with Your experiences with Friendship Trap!


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