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The WoodenBoat School
Brooklin, Maine

 

Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend

Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, Washington

 

 

Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

 

Chesapeake Light Craft
Annapolis, Maryland

 

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School
Cedarville, Michigan

 

Lowcountry Maritime Society 

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum
Bath, Maine

 

The WoodenBoat School

Brooklin, Maine

In business for almost 40 years, the WoodenBoat School's sprawling campus fronts on Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay.  Students stay in a beautiful old farmhouse, enjoy family-style meals, and after class may avail themselves of a classic fleet of wooden smallcraft on the waterfront.  You are surrounded by wooden boats at every turn, and the pastoral beauty of Brooklin helps explain the literary inspiration of Brooklin's most famous resident: wooden boat enthusiast and writer E.B. White.  The nearby Blue Hill Fair features in his "Charlotte's Web."  

Come to Brooklin and you'll understand why 60% of every class comprises returning WoodenBoat School alumni. 

2018 Classes in Brooklin, ME:

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WoodenBoat School

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Chesapeake Light Craft

Annapolis, Maryland

We've been holding classes at our Annapolis factory since 1998.  Heated, air conditioned, and completely equipped, in our classroom we've turned out hundreds and hundreds of boats.  We're a short, pleasant walk from a B&B.

Founded in 1694, Annapolis is the home of the US Naval Academy and was briefly (1783) the capital of the United States, and many of the buildings from that era survive.  Annapolis calls itself the "sailing capital of the world" and the fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood is delectable.

2018 Classes in Annapolis, MD:

Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

CLC shop

 

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Cedarville, Michigan

The Great Lakes Boat Building School is located in the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands of northern Michigan, on the U.P.  GLBBS is housed in a brand new 12,000 square foot facility designed and built specifically for the teaching of woodworking, basic design, traditional and modern boat building, yacht joinery, repair, and restoration.  B&Bs are nearby.

Additional GLBBS summer classes are offered offsite, at Bergmann Marine in Charlevoix, and at the Maritime Heritage Alliance in Traverse City.

 2018 Classes in Cedarville, MI:

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School

 

Center for Wooden Boats

Seattle, Washington

We're excited to be offering build-your-own-boat classes in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by the Center for Wooden Boats, you'll build boats in CWB's brand-new Bill Garden Boatshop, part of the sparkling new Education Center in Lake Union Park. It’s a beautiful glass enclosed shop in the heart of Seattle’s booming South Lake Union neighborhood. We’re in a public park directly facing a host of rapidly growing Amazon skyscrapers. 

Registration is opening soon for

2018 Classes in Seattle, WA:

Build Your Own Boat in Port Townsend

Build Your Own Boat in Port Townsend

 

Lowcountry Maritime Society

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

2018 Classes in Mt. Pleasant, SC:

Maine Maritime Museum

Bath, Maine

Located adjacent to the vibrant downtown area on the Kennebec River waterfront, Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities.

2018 Classes in Bath, ME:

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