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Wooden Boat School

Brooklin, ME 04616
+1 207-359-4651
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Mecca for wooden boats!

Fulfil your dream if you're a Wooden Boat enthusiast! My husband took a class here for a week... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallinn, Estonia
For Crafts People & Those Who Want To Be

This is for people who like to feel the grain of the wood. People who want the joints to be exactly... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Brooklin, Maine
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A school that teaches seamanship.
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Brooklin, ME 04616
+1 207-359-4651
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fulfil your dream if you're a Wooden Boat enthusiast! My husband took a class here for a week which was a lifelong dream of his and he loved it. One recommendation I have is that students should probably stay in the WB guesthouse/dorm (Mountain Ash...More

Thank traveler2254
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is for people who like to feel the grain of the wood. People who want the joints to be exactly right. And people who have trouble getting Ikea furniture together. In the amazing little coastal Maine town of Brooklin, you can join with sailors,...More

Thank don418
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 14 September 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...More

Thank 924chipw
Reviewed 1 September 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...More

Thank AlexTeacherTraveler
Reviewed 28 September 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...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 25 January 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
Reviewed 8 March 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
Reviewed 10 December 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
Reviewed 4 September 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...More

1  Thank Agsetsail
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erik w
19 July 2016|
Response from AlexTeacherTraveler | Reviewed this property |
The week we were there included a week-long course on painting and varnishing. Looks like it was popular; I tried to sign up for it a month earlier and it was completely booked.