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.
John Homer-New Age Guideboat Builder
John Homer is a good friend of mine. We met while I was an interpreting at the Museum for AllisonRead more.
Minnow Pond-Part 2
Last time we hiked into Minnow Pond, a pristine body of water that the Adirondack Museum has set aside forRead more.
Minnow Pond-Part 1
This year the Adirondack Museum has added a new attraction. They built a boat house on Minnow Pond, a smallRead more.
Finally the day arrives to head back north to Long Lake. It seems like a very long time since weRead more.
Making a scarf
A scarf is a way of joining two planks end-to-end. It is used when planking a guideboat because it isRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The BookCase Boat
I have always been fascinated by the Book Case Boat. I first saw a photo of it in Kenneth andRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?
In part II of Where the guideboat came from? we will look into the contribution of William Austin of LongRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Mother Wherry
In the last post we talked about how two boat builders immigrated to the Adirondacks from Vermont around 1850. TheyRead more.
Thw Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?
The origin of the Adirondack guideboat has intrigued me ever since I became fascinated by this lovely craft. Did itRead more.
Scribe Ribs-What are they?
There are two pairs of scribe ribs on the Chase guideboat I am reproducing. Scribe ribs, sometimes called stitched ribs,Read more.