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Support GLBBS just by shopping

As of October of 2018, Amazon has given $105,515,619.04 to linked charities. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve heard of Amazon before. Chances are you have something from Amazon about to […]

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GLBBS Honors Program Advisory Board Members

As we start 2019 it is important for us to thank certain individuals for their involvement of the School. On October 17, 2018, Great Lakes Boat Building School recognized the […]

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Scholarships Help Launch Careers

As a student at GLBBS, Tom Ruddy is known for his dry sense of humor and his exacting craftsmanship. He tells Stem2Stern that he enjoys working with and interacting with […]

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LEARNING CURVES…Thoughts On Craftsmanship

by: Patrick Mahon, Director of Education We talk about teaching and preserving “craftsmanship” so it is appropriate that we define what we mean by that term. Sometimes the word is […]

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LEARNING CURVES…GLBBS Educational Objectives

By: Patrick Mahon, Education Director GLBBS is a vocational school in the purest definition.  Vocation comes from the Latin word vocatio, meaning both an occupation for which one is trained and a calling […]

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GLBBS Delivers Special Paddles to Lansing

On December 22nd, Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Director of Student Services, Ryan Hinnen delivered two very special gifts to Michigan’s State Capital.  One paddle was for Mr. Steve Arwood […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from GLBBS…

The Students, Faculty, and Staff at Great Lakes Boat Building School would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy (and healthy) New Year!

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – KRIS KINDT

2014 Graduate Kris Kindt returns to GLBBS as an assistant instructor We remain very proud of our graduates and the successes that they are experiencing in their respective careers.  It […]

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GLBBS Launches New Website

Great Lakes Boat Building School, which teaches and inspires students in the art and craft of traditional and contemporary wooden boat building, announced today the launch of its newly revamped […]

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GLBBS Summer 2016 Workshops offered something for everyone…

…from building kayaks and paddleboards to casting wolf prints! GLBBS’s full-time instructors, Andy James and Pat Mahon, along with the assistance of Eric Seefeld, Brian Nettleton, and GLBBS class of […]

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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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