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GLBBS Board of Directors Approves Brand Standards

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Board of Directors has approved a new set of brand standards at their September meeting. “This style guide will not only make our interaction with […]

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Governor Snyder visits Great Lakes Boat Building School

CEDARVILLE, MI, August 15th, 2016– Governor Rick Snyder has set on a tour across the Upper Peninsula. His first stop was at Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) in Cedarville, […]

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WoodenBoat Magazine: Michigan’s Boatbuilding School

BUILDING CRAFTSMEN, ONE BOAT AT A TIME By: John Summers If you drive north through southern Michigan, you’ll eventually reach the majestic Straits of Mackinac.  Crossing the 5-mile-longMackinac Bridge into […]

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Congratulations 2016 Graduates

CEDARVILLE, MI, June 3rd, 2016 – Today Great Lakes Boat Building School graduated 15 students from the Comprehensive and Career Boat Building Programs. Speakers included: Ken Drenth – Chairman of the […]

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Learning Curves…GLBBS Commissioned Boats

By: Patrick Mahon, Education Director Over the years GLBBS has had the opportunity to build a remarkable variety of craft. Several of these have brought national recognition, starting with the […]

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Learning Curves…The “Sweetheart Skiffs”

By: Patrick Mahon, Education Director Over the years, we have built many small skiffs as the fi rst boat building project for our first-year students during Session One. After completing […]

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Learning Curves (and Summer Travels)

By: Patrick Mahon, Director of Education The summer months bring a change from the daily routine of the full-time boat building program.  The Summer Workshop program keeps the shop and staff […]

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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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