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.
The 2021 Adirondack 90 Mile Canoe Race
As you may know I follow the 90 miler very closely each year.  My friend Jon owns the Thankful, a
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Mike’s Guideboat
It always makes me feel great when I get feedback on my book Tale of an Historic Adirondack Guideboat and
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Prelude to Greatness- The Tupper 8 Mile Race
My friend Jon and his friend Kevin are dedicated guideboat racers.  Gudieboat racing has waned since it’s heyday back in
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Thankful in a Guideboat Race
A few years back I sold my third guideboat to a fella named Jon.   Jon was the perfect one to
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Guideboat Furniture
My friend Andy at the Adirondack Museum called the seats in a guideboat the “Furniture”.  Indeed the furniture got more
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Roots on the way
You might remember that the old time Adirondack guideboat builders used roots of red spruce trees for constructing the ribs
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The Bottom Board-Uh Oh
This is my fifth guideboat so you would think constructing a bottom board would be a piece of cake by
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Guideboat Paddles for Sale
While dithering about whether to build another guideboat I created a couple of guideboat paddles.  I became intrigued with these
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Another Guideboat?
Should I start another guideboat?  Do I have it in me to see it through?  This will be guideboat number
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Present Day Adirondack Guideboat Builders
The Adirondack Museum (Experience) has put out a new video about present day Adirondack boatbuilders.  Some of my favorite people
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