Welcome! This is a blog about the Adirondack guideboat. It includes whatever strikes that author’s fancy. For example, you might follow his progress building such an iconic craft, or go along on a 90 mile guideboat race, or learn about some particularly interesting person or happening involving these magnificent wooden boats. Enjoy.
I had a note from Tom from Wisconsin. “I have greatly enjoyed your book (Guideboat Paddles An Adirondack Treasure”) IRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat- Rounds 4 and 5
I finally finished round 4 of planking on my latest guideboat. This took longer than expected because we are preparingRead more.
Another Famous Adirondack Wooden Boat-The Sairy Gamp-Part 2
I promised to fill you in on the Sairy Gamp, a little canoe that carries so much Adirondack history. TheRead more.
A Famous Adirondack Boat-The Sairy Gamp
The first boat I ever built was called the Sairy Gamp. I had no idea at the time why itRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Back to Planking
I avoided continuing to plank my latest guideboat for as long as the warm weather held. We had a veryRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Guideboat Oars
The choice of oars for guideboats has always puzzled me. It is somewhat an enigma. It is really the choiceRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Adirondack Murray
I said that I would tell you how William West Durant affected the characteristics of the Adirondack guideboat. Then IRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-William West Durant-Part 2
In the last post we learned that William West Durant created a new style of architecture called Adirondack Great CampRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-William West Durant-Part 1
Why would you christen your dinner cruise vessel the W W Durant? This steamboat-like vessel was built with your handsRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla-Part 3
As explained in an earlier post, the Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla was being held to reenact a parade of lightedRead more.