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Dear Friends,

Welcome to WoodenBoat School’s website. For the past 38 years, we have helped fuel the passion for wooden boats--their history, their use, their care, and most importantly, the art and craftsmanship of wooden boat building. A love of wooden boats attracts hundreds of individuals to our 64-acre saltwater campus each season. Our program appeals to all who love boats and boating, wood and craftsmanship; those who have an interest in tools and how to use and take care of them; those who enjoy the simple pleasure of working with your hands; and those who seek the thrill and great fun of sailing.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or more advanced boatbuilder, woodworker, sailor, or craftsperson, we have classes and instructors to help you develop a wide range of skills and instill confidence in the shop and on the water. We strive to provide an atmosphere conducive to each student achieving their very best, in the company of others who share the pleasure of improving their craftsmanship and knowledge. A sense of adventure runs deep on our campus each week.

Whether you can join us for one week or many, WoodenBoat School will provide you with a friendly and talented staff, outstanding instructors, “hands-on” instruction, good food, and comfortable accommodations. Want to get away from the pressures and responsibilities of daily life? Our small town of Brooklin on the coast of Maine epitomizes peace and quiet. It is an easy place to kick back and make new friends.

We hope you’ll learn more about us here on our website and decide to join us this season. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or email us, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and tell you lots more about WoodenBoat School.

Hope to see you soon,

Rich Hilsinger


WoodenBoat School, 41 WoodenBoat Lane, PO Box 78, Brooklin, Maine 04616 USA
Tel: 207-359-4651, Fax: 207-359-8920

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