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Wooden Boat School

Brooklin, ME
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Brooklin
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Sailing
Description: A school that teaches seamanship.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Ellsworth, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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.

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Surry, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Rockland, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

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

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Poughkeepsie, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

The school is closed but beautiful setting.Can't wait to maybe take a class next year.

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Dallas, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

We were nearby and stopped by. There is no tour, but you are welcome to watch through the big open doors. It was neat to watch the students working and the boats in the harbor by the campgrounds are beautiful. We also visited the gift shop. It is small, but had some nice things.

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