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.
Floatin’ Richard’s boat
My friend Richard had a big problem.  His most treasured possession, his guideboat, leaked.  And not just a small leak,
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Are work rowboats still in use?
Fran and I are just back from Morocco.  Morocco is a country in North Africa, Part of it borders on
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This year’s 90 Miler
As you might remember, the Adirondack 90 miler runs from Old Forge. NY to Saranac Lake in 3 days.  It
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Guideboat returns home to Long Lake.
I have learned that the Adirondack peoples are especially fond of family, town, and country.  This is a story of
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Fred Burns-The last of the Long Lake Traditional Guideboat Builders
I came to know of guideboat builder Fred Burns through my friend Richard Dechene.  Fred was Richard’s grandfather, who Richard
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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 Allison
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Minnow Pond-Part 2
Last time we hiked into Minnow Pond, a pristine body of water that the Adirondack Museum has set aside for
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Minnow Pond-Part 1
This year the Adirondack Museum has added a new attraction.  They built a boat house on Minnow Pond, a small
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Returning North
Finally the day arrives to head back north to Long Lake.  It seems like a very long time since we
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Making a scarf
A scarf is a way of joining two planks end-to-end.  It is used when planking a guideboat because it is
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