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GLBBS Honors Program Advisory Board Members

As we start 2019 it is important for us to thank certain individuals for their involvement of the School. On October 17, 2018, Great Lakes Boat Building School recognized the […]

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Scholarships Help Launch Careers

As a student at GLBBS, Tom Ruddy is known for his dry sense of humor and his exacting craftsmanship. He tells Stem2Stern that he enjoys working with and interacting with […]

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Alumni Connection: Kaleb Voisin

Kaleb Voisin is a 2018 graduate of our Comprehensive Career Boat Building program, was named GLBBS “Shipmate of the Year 2018” and is now a Restoration Technician at Ramsey Brothers […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Smith

“You don’t just come here to a school, you come to a community,” said Bob Smith, a long-time volunteer and local ambassador for GLBBS. “The school is important to the […]

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GLBBS Announces #Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge as part of #GivingTuesday

Anonymous donor hopes to help Great Lakes Boat Building School raise $100,000 by encouraging others to donate; will match all new donations within a 24-hour period. **For Immediate Release** CEDARVILLE, […]

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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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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?