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Finding Balance

New instructor promotes experiential learning… by: Dave Murray Patrick “Pat” Owen arrived at GLBBS, like many students, from a tapestry background that blended life experience, art, curiosity, and skill. “I […]

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Maiden Voyage of the Marilyn Jean

A multi-year project for second year students at GLBBS culminated this academic year, with the launch of the Marilyn Jean.     A replica of a turn-of-the-century Truscott fantail launch, the Marilyn […]

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My Neighbor

“…human meaning is made by seeing into what is.” –Jane Hirshfield, Nine Gates IT IS OFTEN NOTED that we don’t really know our neighbors, the people living next door. We […]

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GLBBS NAMES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

scholarship named for School visionary Great Lakes Boat Building School has established an endowed scholarship fund, held by the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation. The goal of this fund was to help students […]

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Restoring Passion

GLBBS selects home grown talent to fill instructor roll By: Dave Murray Rob Freel, one of two new instructors at Great Lakes Boat Building School, brings not only more than […]

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Congratulations to the class of 2017

ON MAY 27th, GLBBS CELEBRATED THE GRADUATION OF ITS TENTH CLASS. Sixteen students in total received certificates that bright, sunny day, including 11 from the Traditional Boat Building program and […]

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GLBBS BECOMES 10th ABYC MARINE LEAGUE MEMBER

In February of 2017 GLBBS was approached by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) about joining the Marine League of Schools – a group of educational institutions that (with […]

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A peek inside our workshop

Workshop Timelapse from GLBBS Vimeo on Vimeo.

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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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GLBBS 2017 Visit Day Schedule

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Director of Student Services, Ryan Hinnen, announced today the School’s upcoming Visit Day schedule for Spring 2017. “GLBBS is pleased to invite any prospective students […]

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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

What Will You Build Next?