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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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GLBBS Welcomes the Class of 2015

A picnic was held at the School on Sunday, September 21st, to begin GLBBS’s eighth year by welcoming the Class of 2015 with their families before beginning their classes the […]

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GLBBS Never Let Winter Get in the Way!

The first-year students had just finished their second major project, The Garvey; with a six-inch draft, an ideal boat for active duty  in the Les Cheneaux Islands!  The original design was […]

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Up On Plane – Tad Pole…A Contemporary Classic Runabout

Tad Pole…A Contemporary Classic Runabout By: Andy James, 2nd-year Instructor Last fall, the school was approached by local summer resident Steve Upham to build a runabout to ferry people and […]

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Learning Curves (and Summer Travels)

By: Patrick Mahon, Director of Education The summer months bring a change from the daily routine of the full-time boat building program.  The Summer Workshop program keeps the shop and staff […]

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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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