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Ryan Hinnen Joins GLBBS as Recruiting & Placement Services MGR

The Board of Directors and Staff are excited to announce the addition of Ryan Hinnen to the GLBBS team. Ryan’s career has been as a strategic marketer and communicator, and […]

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GLBBS Welcomes Class of 2015-16

Great Lakes Boat Building School welcomes 16 to the class of 2015-16. Front row 1st year class left to right: Robert Hankenhof, Toledo, OH; Jim Biernesser, Papillion, NE; Sam Hoffrichter, […]

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Learning Curves…GLBBS Commissioned Boats

By: Patrick Mahon, Education Director Over the years GLBBS has had the opportunity to build a remarkable variety of craft. Several of these have brought national recognition, starting with the […]

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Duke Harding Scholarship Awarded

Danton Thon (pictured center) is the first recipient of the Duke Harding Memorial Scholarship at GLBBS! The scholarship commemorates the late Frank “Duke” Harding, III. A long-time summer resident along […]

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Up On Plane – Connections…

Connections… By: Andy James, 2nd Year Instructor When I started working here at the boat school, all I could think about, talk about, and dream about was boats.  After 24 […]

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Yesterday…Graduation Day

June 5th, held the usual mix of sadness and joy…seeing lives move on to new and exciting challenges but with special memories and the normal fears of losing touch. Each […]

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“August Glory” Delivered to the US Navy

“August Glory”, the 32′ Cornish Pilot Gig built by students of the class of 2015, was delivered to the US Navy at the Charlestown Naval Yard in Boston, MA. It […]

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4th of July Open House

Celebrate a Star-Spangled 4th of July in Les Cheneaux! There will be an open house held at GLBBS as part of the 4th of July in Les Cheneaux weekend celebration. […]

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GLBBS Article Published in Lansing State Journal

An article entitled “Students in Michigan take on art of building classic boats” featuring the Great Lakes Boat Building School was published in the Lansing State Journal.

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Learning Curves…The “Sweetheart Skiffs”

By: Patrick Mahon, Education Director Over the years, we have built many small skiffs as the fi rst boat building project for our first-year students during Session One. After completing […]

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What People Say

Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job on the
Marilyn Jean. Everyone loves her!

Wayne B., Commissioned Boat Client July 14, 2017

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