Great Lakes Boat Building School

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

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 »

Exclusive Partnership with Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine and its education division, Mercury University, partnered with the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mich., to offer a 12-month, 42-credit-hour repair and maintenance program. Mercury and the school announced the program at the Progressive Detroit Boat Show, which was held this past weekend. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner […]

Posted: January 27, 2020 | View More »

Raffle Winners Launch their new Boat!

A week after their winning number (#69) was drawn by GLBBS Comprehensive Career Boat Building student Jesse Nakfoor at the 10th Annual Beer Fest & Boat Yard Bash on August 30th – Jake and Cheryl Hewitt met their new boat.  The lucky couple purchased their “Restoration Raffle” ticket for the 1947 Chris-Craft Deluxe at the Les […]

Posted: September 30, 2019 | View More »

GLBBS Inaugural Golf Outing

On July 5th, eleven foursomes teed off in the Great Lakes Boat Building School Inaugural Golf Scramble at Munoscong Golf Course in Pickford. Congraultions to our winning foursome – Ken Wilke, Jason Wallace, Richie Boal, and Matt Gratowski. Thank you to everyone who joined us to golf in the Inaugural GLBBS Golf Scramble yesterday! And […]

Posted: July 31, 2019 | View More »