The Power of Wood

The following is a letter from Craig Sutherland, owner of the GLBBS Cedarville 26. Dear Pat and Bud: I am truly excited and proud to be the new owner of the Cedarville 26.  I wanted to send along this note to sincerely thank you both for coordinating our discussions from the date of my first inquiry. […]

Posted: November 2, 2014 | View More »

Hagerty Education Program Again Awards GLBBS a $5,000 Grant

Great Lakes Boat Building School is proud to announce the acceptance of a grant of $5,000 for scholarship funding from Hagerty Education Program. HED is an educational grant-making organization founded by Hagerty Insurance and funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth development and the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and […]

Posted: October 21, 2014 | View More »

GLBBS Welcomes the Class of 2015

A picnic was held at the School on Sunday, September 21st, to begin GLBBS’s eighth year by welcoming the Class of 2015 with their families before beginning their classes the next morning. Along with five students from Michigan and one just moving here from California, we have students from Tennessee, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and our […]

Posted: September 28, 2014 | View More »

GLBBS Never Let Winter Get in the Way!

The first-year students had just finished their second major project, The Garvey; with a six-inch draft, an ideal boat for active duty  in the Les Cheneaux Islands!  The original design was by Willits Ansel of a 19-ft. x 7-7ft. Garvey-style workboat that was built at the Mystic Seaport Museum’s shipyard and used to move and assist […]

Posted: March 31, 2014 | View More »

Up On Plane – Tad Pole…A Contemporary Classic Runabout

Tad Pole…A Contemporary Classic Runabout By: Andy James, 2nd-year Instructor Last fall, the school was approached by local summer resident Steve Upham to build a runabout to ferry people and supplies to his island home.  It would replace a tired plywood lapstrake boat that had served in this role for many years.  Steve wanted something […]

Posted: February 15, 2014 | View More »