Great Lakes
Boat Building School

where a shipwright's career begins...


OUR PROGRAMS

CAREER PROGRAM

GLBBS's core program is a two-year Career Boat Building program. It is carefully designed to give our students a broad course of study in the methods and materials required to prepare them for employment in today's modern boat building shops.

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

GLBBS also offers a one-year Comprehensive Boat Building program which will teach our students the woodworking skills required to build vessels in the traditional carvel and lapstrake methods. They will also work with the modern techniques and materials used in the construction of wood/epoxy composite craft.

SUMMER WORKSHOPS

GLBBS offers a wide variety of workshops are offered each summer to suit all ages and abilities. These range from Chesapeake Light Craft boat building kits, to hand tool making and woodworking, marine photography, marine finishing, metal casting, and making Shaker boxes and split bamboo fly rods.

"Here today... A job tomorrow!"

RECENT STUDENT PROJECTS

“Craftsmanship at its Best”

“Wooden Boats have Souls”

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