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Wooden Boat School

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Address: Brooklin, ME
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A school that teaches seamanship.

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Super fascinating place to visit & learn about wooden boat building

We stopped in while on a Windjammer tour of Maine. Really enjoyed walking about the school grounds looking at the many wooden boats on display, being built or being repaired... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
tom m
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stopped in while on a Windjammer tour of Maine. Really enjoyed walking about the school grounds looking at the many wooden boats on display, being built or being repaired. Watching the students working in the workshops was fascinating as was the craftsmanship of their boats. They had a really nice gift shop with a nice variety of well priced... More 

Thank tom m
Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very interesting side trip. We were lucky to arrive on the day of the tall ships visiting the school. Beautiful Schooners in the harbor.

Thank Campfire_Chefs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you've ever wanted to glimpse history in the making, stop by the Wooden Boat School. They also have a delightful selection of gifts for those at home including handwoven gifts made from sailor's knots to suncatchers, boat kits and craftsmen's tools.

1 Thank Kristin F
Ellsworth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

It was over a year ago. I took out of state friends and family as part of a day trip. The staff was great, very friendly and informative.

Thank jgaddis
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I was introduced to the Wooden Boat School by a friend of mine who had attended classes there for years. We were staying at his cottage and they need a little sweat labor on the last day so he asked me to give them a hand. I jumped at the chance and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. So much so that... More 

1 Thank Agsetsail
Hampton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We are a sailing/boating family and wooden boats are gorgeous so when the Stephen Taber anchored and brought us ashore to see this wonderful school we were thrilled. They had about 30 students that week making wooden kayaks that were just a work of art. A highlight of our trip.

1 Thank MowerFamily
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The store is full of wonderful wooden boot related items. The harbor is full of beautiful wooden boats with a wonderful view. We sat for a hour watching the boats sail in the harbor.

1 Thank Jim L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

If you want to know about building wooden Boats this is the place you want to be at!! People attending classes about boat building, people in the act of building boats. Great place to spend the day.

Thank Kevin W
Surry, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Great for someone wanting to build their owm boat. you can go and watch and it is great to see people realizing their dream come true. I always wanted my husband to come and just do that, but I guess it just is not his dream.

Thank Trudi T
Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

To see the tradition alive and well makes a visit worth while.

Thank neirret

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