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Address: Brooklin, ME 04616
Phone Number: 207-359-4651

A school that teaches seamanship.

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Wow, so many ways to enjoy this place!

What a great place! Sure, you enroll in a class and learn about traditional boatbuilding from some really talented and dedicated instructors. Or, you can just browse in a visit... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! Sure, you enroll in a class and learn about traditional boatbuilding from some really talented and dedicated instructors. Or, you can just browse in a visit and ooh and ahh at the magnificent handiwork of everything there, and take in the great harbor views. The shop has an outstanding collection of specialty tools and books, as... More 

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure at first. At the end of a very long day sailing (38 nM) that started in fog and continued even as we pulled up to a mooring at the school, we discovered something truly unexpected and special. Walk onto the dock and see the smiles of people who have spent their days working on a craft. Only... More 

Thank Chip W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

My husband, son, and I attended classes at Wooden Boat School, where all three of us loved our daily activities, met other people, but all came together at the end of the day to share and compare notes. With classes on the water (I did kayaking but there were 3 other classes on sailing) and classes on boatbuilding and art... More 

Thank AlexTeacherTraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Thomas M
Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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