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.
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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Peak!
We are staying in the North Country longer this year.  It is late September  and we have had two heavy
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Endion Part 3-Some observations
Today Endion looks much different than when the hotel was operating.  The hotel and barn are gone replaced by numerous
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Endion-Part 2, We talk with Tom
Fran and  I decide to visit Tom Bissell.  Tom has lived at Endion all his life, although he was not
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