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Welcome To The Big Bend Maritime Center in Panacea, FL

About Us


What We Do

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.



Our mission is the preservation and interpretation of maritime heritage, providing hands-on education and experiences.


Keeping It Local

We take pride in our community, which is why we run summer camps for children in the big bend area, as well as use locally harvested and recovered lumber for all of our boats.

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Contact Us

Mail To: PO Box 896, Panacea, FL

Big Bend Maritime Center

12 Crum Dr, Panacea, Florida 32346, United States


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