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2018 Beer Fest & Boat Yard Bash

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GLBBS Achieves Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION CEDARVILLE, MICHIGAN – APRIL 12, 2018 –  Great Lakes Boat Building School, the only boat building school in the State […]

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Press Release: GLBBS Students Achieve National Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL STUDENTS ACHIEVE NATIONAL CERTIFICATION CEDARVILLE, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 2nd, 2018 – Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is proud to announce that […]

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Finding Balance

New instructor promotes experiential learning… by: Dave Murray Patrick “Pat” Owen arrived at GLBBS, like many students, from a tapestry background that blended life experience, art, curiosity, and skill. “I […]

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Maiden Voyage of the Marilyn Jean

A multi-year project for second year students at GLBBS culminated this academic year, with the launch of the Marilyn Jean.     A replica of a turn-of-the-century Truscott fantail launch, the Marilyn […]

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My Neighbor

“…human meaning is made by seeing into what is.” –Jane Hirshfield, Nine Gates IT IS OFTEN NOTED that we don’t really know our neighbors, the people living next door. We […]

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GLBBS NAMES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

scholarship named for School visionary Great Lakes Boat Building School has established an endowed scholarship fund, held by the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation. The goal of this fund was to help students […]

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Restoring Passion

GLBBS selects home grown talent to fill instructor roll By: Dave Murray Rob Freel, one of two new instructors at Great Lakes Boat Building School, brings not only more than […]

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Congratulations to the class of 2017

ON MAY 27th, GLBBS CELEBRATED THE GRADUATION OF ITS TENTH CLASS. Sixteen students in total received certificates that bright, sunny day, including 11 from the Traditional Boat Building program and […]

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GLBBS BECOMES 10th ABYC MARINE LEAGUE MEMBER

In February of 2017 GLBBS was approached by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) about joining the Marine League of Schools – a group of educational institutions that (with […]

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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

What Will You Build Next?