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.
Guideboat Paddles
I had a note from Tom from Wisconsin.  “I have greatly enjoyed your book (Guideboat Paddles An Adirondack Treasure”) I
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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 preparing
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Another Famous Adirondack Wooden Boat-The Sairy Gamp-Part 2
I promised to fill you in on the Sairy Gamp, a little canoe that carries so much Adirondack history. The
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A Famous Adirondack Boat-The Sairy Gamp
The first boat I ever built was called the Sairy Gamp.  I had no idea at the time why it
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Back to Planking
I avoided continuing to plank my latest guideboat for as long as the warm weather held.  We had a very
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The Adirondack Guideboat-Guideboat Oars
The choice of oars for guideboats has always puzzled me.  It is somewhat an enigma.  It is really the choice
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The Adirondack Guideboat-Adirondack Murray
I said that I would tell you how William West Durant affected the characteristics of the Adirondack guideboat.  Then I
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The Adirondack Guideboat-William West Durant-Part 2
In the last post we learned that William West Durant created a new style of architecture called Adirondack Great Camp
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The Adirondack Guideboat-William West Durant-Part 1
Why would you christen your dinner cruise vessel the W W Durant?  This steamboat-like vessel was built with your hands
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The Adirondack Guideboat-The Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla-Part 3
As explained in an earlier post, the Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla was being held to reenact a parade of lighted
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