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 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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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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