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Photo of WoodenBoat and Eggemoggin Reach

The WoodenBoat School
Brooklin, Maine

 

Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend

Wooden Boat Foundation
Port Townsend, Washington

 

 

Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

 

Chesapeake Light Craft
Annapolis, Maryland

 

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School
Cedarville, Michigan

 

Center for Wooden Boats - Seattle

Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, Washington
 

 

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito, CA



Spaulding Wooden Boat Center 
Sausalito, California

 

 

The WoodenBoat School

Brooklin, Maine

In business for almost 30 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.

 

2013 Classes in Brooklin:

  • July 7-14: Stitch & Glue Boatbuilding
  • July 14-20: Shearwater Sport Kayak
  • Aug 11-17: Northeaster Dory
  • Aug 18-24: Lapstrake Canoe
  • Sept 9-14: Sassafras Canoe
  • Sept 15-21: Annapolis Wherry 

Photo of WoodenBoat and Eggemoggin Reach

WoodenBoat School

Launching Wood Ducks at the WoodenBoat School

 

 

 

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.

 

2013 Classes in Annapolis:

  • February 25-March 2: Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram
  • March 25-30: Wood Duck Kayak
  • April 8-13: Annapolis Wherry
  • April 15-20: Annapolis Wherry
  • April 22-27: Kaholo Stand-up Paddleboard
  • May 6-11: Northeaster Dory
  • May 13-18: Northeaster Dory
  • May 20-25: Chesapeake Kayak
  • Sept 9-14: Sassafras Canoe
  • Sept 23-28: Shearwater Sea Kayaks
  • Oct 14-19: Petrel SG or Petrel Play 
  • Oct 21-26: Skerry Daysailer 

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.
 

2013 Classes in Cedarville:

  • June 14-16: Jimmy Skiff
  • June 17-22: Eastport Pram
  • July 8-13: Sea Island Sport
  • July 8-13: Sassafras Canoe
  • July 15-20: Wood Duck Kayak
  • July 15-20: Shearwater Kayak
  • August 5-10: Peeler Skiff
  • August 13-18: Shearwater Kayak
    (tentative back-up)

 

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Great Lakes Boat Building School

Wooden Boat Foundation

Port Townsend, Washington

After years of requests, we're excited to be offering build-your-own-boat classes in the Pacific Northwest.  Hosted by the Wooden Boat Foundation, you'll build boats in the heart of the vibrant seaport and working waterfront of Port Townsend, Washington.  Classes in 2012 are back at the lavishly equipped Northwest Maritime Center.  It's right on the historic waterfront, heated in cool weather and completely equipped for boatbuilding. Chesapeake Light Craft classes extend the Wooden Boat Foundation's mission of connecting people of all ages with the working wooden boat community.

Port Townsend is a jewel, a retreat for serious wooden boat builders and enthusiasts.  You'll be right downtown, steps from shops, great food, and some of the best small boat waters in North America.

2013 Classes in Port Townsend, Washington:

  • April 8-13: Northeaster Dory
  • June 10-15: Dinghies

Build Your Own Boat in Port Townsend

Build Your Own Boat in Port Townsend

Build Your Own Boat in Port Townsend 

 

 

Center for Wooden Boats

Seattle, Washington

2013 Classes in Seattle, Washington:

  • July 9-14: Kaholo SUPs

Build Your Own Boat in Seattle 

 

 

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

Sausalito, California

The Spaulding Wooden Boat Center (SWBC) acts as a host site for organizations to hold classes. A 20,000 sq.ft. working wooden boatbuilding facility makes it ideal for housing historically significant sailboats, skilled craftspeople, educational programs and community events.

 

2013 Classes in Sausalito, California:

  • June 3-8: Kaholo SUPs

Build Your Own Boat in Sausalito, CA



 


 



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