Great Lakes Boat Building School

Launch Careers with GLBBS

LAUNCH CAREERS WITH GLBBS THIS GIVING TUESDAY! What is Giving Tuesday? For the last 8 years the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated by the nonprofit world as “Giving Tuesday.” That first “Giving Tuesday” had one focus: to encourage people to do good. Tuesday, December 1 is Giving Tuesday. Hear firsthand from students about “the […]

Posted: November 30, 2020 | View More »

Stem2Stern – Fall 2020

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Posted: November 25, 2020 | View More »

Great Lakes Boat Building School featured on The Four with 9&10 News  

Posted: September 1, 2020 | View More »

Boat Yard Bash

Thank you, Les Cheneaux Islands Community! We’re grateful for your 15 years of support for our students and programs. Join us September 4, 2020 from 4-8 pm for our Boat Yard Bash and Grand Re-Opening. Live Music (bring your own chair!) Free Snacks (drive up service available) Free Giveaways Goody Bags for Kids Small Group […]

Posted: July 23, 2020 | View More »

Meet Eric Renshaw

Meet our new instructor, Eric Renshaw Eric Renshaw was born at Great Lakes Naval Base near Chicago, Illinois in December 1970. His family moved to Montrose, MI when he was 4 and shortly after his father purchased a new 18’ Starcraft center console fishing boat and outfitted it for fishing king salmon. Eric was hooked! […]

Posted: July 10, 2020 | View More »

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

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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 »