Great Lakes Boat Building School

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 delivered right to your door right now. What you may not know is that you can help Great Lakes Boat Building School with every purchase […]


Posted: January 15, 2019 | View More »


On Giving…

We can’t express how important your support of GLBBS is to the future of the School and our students.  Likewise, while there are many things we could write about current first-year student Sam Hill, we think his mother’s words are more heartfelt and eloquent than anything we could author.  Following is her recent letter, edited, […]


Posted: January 2, 2017 | View More »


The Van Lokerens Preserve a Vital Piece of GLBBS History

In 2007, Patrick Mahon, as GLBBS lead instructor, chose a design by the prominent, Michigan-born naval architect, Nelson Zimmer, who had just passed away, to be the first major boat-building project for the School. Originally drawn as a fishing tender on the Great Lakes, with a unique forward helm, Zimmer had modified the plans to […]


Posted: July 6, 2016 | View More »


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