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GLBBS Delivers Special Paddles to Lansing

On December 22nd, Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Director of Student Services, Ryan Hinnen delivered two very special gifts to Michigan’s State Capital.  One paddle was for Mr. Steve Arwood […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from GLBBS…

The Students, Faculty, and Staff at Great Lakes Boat Building School would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy (and healthy) New Year!

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – KRIS KINDT

2014 Graduate Kris Kindt returns to GLBBS as an assistant instructor We remain very proud of our graduates and the successes that they are experiencing in their respective careers.  It […]

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Up On Plane – Finding Our Niche

FINDING OUR NICHE By: Andy James, 2nd Year Instructor I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I am already one term into my 4th year […]

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GLBBS Launches New Website

Great Lakes Boat Building School, which teaches and inspires students in the art and craft of traditional and contemporary wooden boat building, announced today the launch of its newly revamped […]

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GLBBS Summer 2016 Workshops offered something for everyone…

…from building kayaks and paddleboards to casting wolf prints! GLBBS’s full-time instructors, Andy James and Pat Mahon, along with the assistance of Eric Seefeld, Brian Nettleton, and GLBBS class of […]

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GLBBS Board of Directors Approves Brand Standards

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Board of Directors has approved a new set of brand standards at their September meeting. “This style guide will not only make our interaction with […]

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GLBBS Welcomes the Class of 2017

The largest class in GLBBS history has reported to campus.  Nineteen students and their families joined faculty, staff, and board members for a picnic on our waterfront lawn yesterday afternoon. […]

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BEER FEST SELLS OUT!!!

We’ll never forget our first Beer Fest held in 2010…a beautiful day, promising a perfect evening, and then, just as the festivities began, the sky blackened and a wild wind came […]

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Governor Snyder visits Great Lakes Boat Building School

CEDARVILLE, MI, August 15th, 2016– Governor Rick Snyder has set on a tour across the Upper Peninsula. His first stop was at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) in Cedarville, […]

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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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