Photo of WoodenBoat and Eggemoggin Reach

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

 

Tahoe Maritime MuseumTahoe Maritime Museum
Tahoe City, California 

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Boardwalk DIY Studio
Andover, MN

 

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. 

2019 Classes in Brooklin, ME:

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.

2019 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.

 2019 Classes in Cedarville, MI:

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. 

2019 Classes in Seattle, WA:

Build your own boat in Seattle

Build your own boat in Seattle

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Tahoe City, California

The Tahoe Maritime Center - Museum strives to encourage an interest in, increase knowledge of, and maintain watercraft and marina artificats significant in Lake Tahoe's maritime history through the highest standards of historic preservation, innovative interpretation, and public education, with a tradition of providing a fun, family-friendly destination for the Lake Tahoe community and visitors to this beautiful region.

2019 Classes in Tahoe City, CA:

Tahoe Maritime Center

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Drift North Paddle/
Boardwalk DIY Studio

Andover, MN

Located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio, Drift North Paddle offers the newest build-your-own boat classes in our 2019 catalog. Boardwalk DIY Studio is an instructor-based crafting studio/workshop that offers DIY crafts of all sizes, shapes, types, and textures. 

2019 Classes in Andover, MN:

Boardwalk DIY Studio

Drift North Paddle

Maine Maritime Museum

Bath, Maine

Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in "The city of Ships." The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine's maritime heritage and culture.

2019 Classes in Bath, ME:

  • TBA

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum


 



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