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Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) continues to monitor and assess the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). GLBBS’ first and foremost concern revolves around student and staff health. Effective March 16, 2020, in an effort to reduce human interactions and potential spread of the virus, GLBBS will remain closed to the general public until further notice.

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Charles W Morgan Whaleboat

The GLBBS class of 2012 built an authentic Beetle designed whaleboat for the Charles W Morgan restoration project at the Mystic Seaport Museum.

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Chica (Traditional)

The “Chica” was specially designed for GLBBS by Carl Chamberlin of Basic Boats for the lofting exercise that all students must do in the first session.

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Dad’s Ol’ Skiff

A simple but high quality cold molded hull.

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Chica (Composite)

The “Chica” was specially designed for GLBBS by Carl Chamberlin of Basic Boats for the lofting exercise that all students must do in the first session.

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Gartside 16′-6″ Inboard Workboat

This traditional boat is a good example of how a “workboat” can be designed and built to be every bit as handsome as any yacht tender or pleasure launch.

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Gartside 19′ Cutter

The lines of this small cutter are based on a English south coast fishing vessel of the 1850s

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Garvey Workboat

A heavily-built flat-bottom workboat with a large towing bit and lifting spars.

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Harbor Skiff

A simple flat-bottom lapstrake skiff that can accommodate a small outboard motor.

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Heidi Skiff

This design is of a shallow-draft, beamy daysailer with both an efficient gaff-rigged mainsail and a jib. It is an excellent step-up for beginning sailors who have learned on smaller, mainsail-only designs.

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Sea Urchin

A small flat bottom rowing and sailing skiff.

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