​​BIG BEND MARITIME CENTER

LARRY TUCKER WATERCRAFT CENTER
"PRESERVING AND INTERPRETING MARITIME HERITAGE"

                                                                     

Please Donate Here to help us get the Wood, Supplies, Tools and Technologies we need to keep building our Maritime Programs going and to help us:

"Send a Kid to Camp"

BBMC Sponsor, Keep Wakulla County Beautiful, Volunteer

The Community Support

THE BOAT SHOP

YOUTH BOATBUILDING

The opportunity

Experience

At BIG BEND MARITIME CENTER we have three experienced Boatwrights who guide the youth camps and adult classes as they work together to build a variety of high-quality and functional wooden boats for recreation, livelyhood & craft.

results

In the 14 months ending July 31, 2015, the BBMC built and launched 14 wooden boats.  We involved 49 community youth and 34 community adults.  Volunteer totaled over 1000 hours of service. We have restored 3 antique boats.
 

mission

Our mission is the preservation and interpretation of maritime heritage.

Providing hands-on education & experiences while  serving the Underserved and at Risk Youth in our Communities.

our Projects

At the BIG BEND MARITIME CENTER we teach wooden boat building, encourage community involvement and strive to continue the rich cultural heritage of our local maritime activities, communities, families, and workplaces.

Thanking our sponsors and supporters

  • Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership,  funds scholarships for summer camps
  • Keep Wakulla County Beautiful provides fund for supplies and scholarships
  • The Men's Club, The Optimist Club, and The Appalachee Bay Yacht Club funds pram building and sailing lessons.
  • Bay Leaf Market supports our fundraisers 
  • SeaTow - Supports  Youth Summer Camps
  • ​Panacea Moose Lodge #2510 - Fundraisers
  • Rock Landing Marina and Mad Anthony's
Offering opportunities for unique experiences in wooden boat building.

Our TEAM

12 Crum Drive, Panacea FL

BBMC Sponsor, Health Food, Coffee Shop, Crawfordville, FL
BBMC Sponsor,Boating Safety, Boat Insurance, Boat service and towing
Wooden Boat Launch, BBMC Sponsor, Marina, Seafood, Panacea, FL