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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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GLBBS Article Published in Hour Detroit Publishing

An article entitled “Setting an Even Keel” featuring the Great Lakes Boat Building School was published in this month’s edition of Hour Detroit, a monthly city magazine covering the Metro […]

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Up On Plane – Hacker Dash Two

Hacker Dash Two By: Andy James, 2nd Year Instructor Those of you who have followed the school over the years may find this article familiar. For those of you who […]

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Spring 2015 Stem2Stern Newsletter Available

The Great Lakes Boat Building School Spring 2015 issue of the Stem2Stern newsletter has just been published — Read it here.

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GLBBS makes History!

Education Director Patrick Mahon reports: The summer of 2014 was a busy and exciting time for everyone at GLBBS. We had delivered the Whale Boat to Mystic Seaport Museum the […]

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GLBBS Media Spotlight Spring 2015

Articles published this Spring about the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School have appeared in Great Lakes Skuttlebutt and West Systems Epoxyworks.

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Class of 2015 to Build a Pilot Gig for the Historic USS Constitution

A couple of spokespeople from GLBBS were guest visitors onboard the USS Constitution for the annual 4th of July celebration in Boston. That visit resulted in the exciting news that […]

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2015 Summer Workshops Announced

Surf your way out of winter into a whirlpool of exciting artisan and boat building workshops at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in the heart of the Les Cheneaux […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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