Great Lakes Boat Building School

Updated Visitor Policy

Updated Visitor Policy for when the Governor reopens the State of Michigan We look forward to your visit. In light of current events, the GLBBS is requiring all visitors to confirm that neither they, nor any member of their household have in the past 14 days: traveled to or through any CDC “Level 3” locations for […]


Posted: April 30, 2020 | View More »


Stem2Stern – Spring 2020

Click here to download the PDF version of our semi-annual Stem2Stern Newsletter


Posted: April 30, 2020 | View More »


GLBBS Partners with Cedarpost to host Feeding America

Feeding America comes to Les Cheneaux Islands to help local community CEDARVILLE, MI – During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hard-working Americans suddenly have found themselves needing support they never wanted to ask for.  In order to help those facing this problem in our community, Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS), in partnership with Cedar Post […]


Posted: April 30, 2020 | View More »


Together We Give #GivingTuesdayNow

Mobilizing the World Through Giving We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community. Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen […]


Posted: April 30, 2020 | View More »


Nikki, the “Can Do Kid”

Nikki the Can Do Kid By Dave Murray When she was 18-years old, Nikki Storey was captured in verse by her grandfather, Otto, as the Can Do Kid. Now some two decades later as Executive Director of the Great Lakes Boat Building School, she is charged to ‘do it.’ She had been the business manager […]


Posted: March 27, 2020 | View More »


The POWER of 15

Have you heard? GLBBS is Celebrating 15 Years! 15 years of beautiful boats 15 years of skilled graduates 15 years of life-long friendships To honor and celebrate our 15th anniversary, GLBBS is offering you a chance to win a 15HP Mercury Fourstroke outboard engine. Sign up for a recurring gift of $15 or more in […]


Posted: February 26, 2020 | View More »


February student visit day was a success

  Fifteen students joined us on Saturday, February 15, 2020 for a future student visit day. This event, in conjunction with Les Cheneaux Islands’ annual Snowsfest, gave students the opportunity to tour the facility, meet staff, learn about our programs, explore the Les Cheneaux Islands, find out about financial assistance, and do some hands-on activities. […]


Posted: February 24, 2020 | View More »


Board of Directors Treasurer Passes after 12 Years of Service

Memorial Visitation Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Memorial Service Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 1:00 PM https://www.santeiufuneralhome.com/obituary/gregory-malcho?fbclid=IwAR3mNsOt45Sf_y8VrqnIXq4wESOxGqaBJThAEdf27ylSm1R6v4lfFDGIYcI


Posted: February 24, 2020 | View More »


NMRA to offer marine trades scholarship in 2020

NMRA to offer marine trades scholarship in 2020 January 30, 2020 The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is offering a $3,000 scholarship to an outstanding student pursuing education and a career in the marine trades. High school seniors, and college and vocational students may apply. The application can be found here and is due April 1, 2020. […]


Posted: February 24, 2020 | View More »


Celebrating 15 Years

Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) was established in 2005, by a group of Les Cheneaux Islands area enthusiasts, with its impressive history of the building and restoration of wooden boats, learned that there was no wooden boat building school in the Great Lakes region. The thought of establishing such a school became a reality […]


Posted: January 27, 2020 | View More »


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