Dear Friends, We want to share with you what one of our 5th grade students wrote when asked to describe how boat building made him feel. Michael did not start out feeling excited about boat building — in fact he resisted going with all of his might. He refused to bring his permission slip […]
CBB is excited to announce that we will be offering our first adult workshop during the weekend of 11/8 & 11/9!
Nat Benjamin will join CBB’s Executive Director John Rowse to co-teach the workshop focusing on uncovering the mysteries of lofting a boat. Workshop Description: Nat Benjamin of Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway & John Rowse of Community Boat Building will lead a hands-on workshop in basic lofting. We will work in small […]
We were honored when reporters from Chronicle joined us in June for The Haley School’s boat launch celebration on Jamaica Pond. Footage from that event was included in a story about happenings around Jamaica Plain. If you missed it you can view the story here.
We are very excited to announce that we have changed our name! Over the next few weeks we will be working on spreading the word and changing our website and facebook page. We welcome this big change because we feel that the new name more accurately describes our current programming. When we began in 2007 […]
Join us from 3-6pm on Friday, May 16th for a ribbon-cutting celebration at our new workshop on Fan Pier. BFBB students, staff, volunteers and supporters will be on hand to celebrate the opening of our new 4,300 sq. ft. workshop at 21 Liberty Drive on Fan Pier. Our location is so new it is not […]
What an exciting launch day we had yesterday! Our first group of 5th graders from the Harvard-Kent School launched their boat and it was featured by the Boston Herald. They couldn’t have been more proud! Go here to see the article.
The new space will be 4300 square feet, and we are in the process of designing the layout . We are incredibly grateful to the Fallon Company for their generous support!
We are very excited to begin working with the Harvard/Kent School in Charlestown this fall. In June, 4th graders from the Harvard/Kent got an introduction to our program by spending 5 days aboard the Schooner Roseway.
BFBB is excited to Margery as the newest member of our staff. Margery graduated from URI in 1996 with a BFA, and then went on to study at The International Yacht Restorations School in Newport, RI graduating in 2006. She worked as a boat builder for many years building small day sailors to 48’ custom sport […]