What is going on with that Boat School in Eastport anyway? Perhaps you’ve heard this question or asked it yourself. Well, here is the answer!
In 2012, as the Boat School’s new owners, FOBS suspended efforts towards reestablishing classes and focused on developing a five-year strategic plan, as the best approach to assure the school’s success in the 21st century.
Since then, we have collaborated with boatyard owners, alumni, civic leaders, and Maine’s youth to assess current market demands and have worked with consultants developing a strategic plan (2018-2023). FOBS is grateful to all the donors and foundations who supported this important work.
The City of Eastport and the State of Maine are investing time, energy, and funding into creating an inviting recreational resource on the Deep Cove waterfront. FOBS hopes to soon begin doing their part in reviving the area by installing a shiny metal roof fitted with solar arrays that will help power our “green” campus.
We reach out and ask you to help us keep our efforts moving forward.
If the Boat School played an important part in your life, you know how it can benefit others.
If you or someone you know dreams of working on the waterfront, invest in the future of the “oldest boatbuilding school in the United States of America”.
If you care about Eastport, consider City Manager Elaine Abbott’s prediction – ” The Boat School will be an integral part of our city’s bright future as FOBS progresses toward its vision” – and become a supporter. Thanks to a long time friend, FOBS will match all gifts up to $10,000 from new donors and the marine trades industry.
Or mail your check to:
16 Deep Cove Road
P.O. Box 16
Eastport, ME 04631
Thank you for your support.