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.
Virginia and John Gardner
One of the most famous guideboats ever built was the Virginia. She was built by Lewis and Floyd Grant inRead more.
Nessmuck- A quite-by-chance finding
I wrote a post not long ago about the Sairy Gamp, Nessmuk’s famous lightweight wooden canoe built by Rushton. Nessmuk wasRead more.
Traversing the Marion River Carry-Part II
Alright, now I have a proper vessel to take the day’s journey looping around by water from Blue Mountain LakeRead more.
The Guideboat/Steamboat Mystery
I’m calling this post the guideboat/steamboat mystery because I am unsure why guideboats coexisted with steamboats after steamboats made aRead more.
Traversing the Marion River Carry-Part I
Last time I said I would tell about the time I traversed the Marion River Carry. First I need toRead more.
Marion River Carry-Part II
I said that you would be amazed at how the Marion River Carry was transformed in the late 1800’s. ItRead more.
The Marion River Carry-Part 1
In the Adirondacks portages are called carries. The Marion River Carry is particularly well known. You will find out whyRead more.
Fran and I have moved a number of times in our married life, in fact, at least five times. AsRead more.
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.