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 Adirondack Guideboat-The BookCase Boat
I have always been fascinated by the Book Case Boat.  I first saw a photo of it in Kenneth and
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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 Long
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The Adirondack Guideboat-Mother Wherry
In the last post we talked about how two boat builders immigrated to the Adirondacks from Vermont around 1850.  They
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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 it
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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,
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Dr. Sulavik’s book on the Adirondack Guideboat
After a perilous journey Dr. Stephen Sulavik’s book on the Adirondack GuideBoat, its Origins, its Builder’s, and their boats is
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Planking Round 5-Yikes!!
Planking an Adirondack guide boat is a challenge that can bring you to your knees.  Planks on a guide boat
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Virginia and John Gardner
One of the most famous guideboats ever built was the Virginia.  She was built by Lewis and Floyd Grant in
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Nessmuck- A quite-by-chance finding
I wrote a post not long ago about the Sairy Gamp, Nessmuk’s famous lightweight wooden canoe built by Rushton.  Nessmuk was
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Traversing the Marion River Carry-Part II
Alright, now I have a proper vessel to take the day’s journey looping around by water from Blue Mountain Lake
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