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-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 handsRead more.
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 lightedRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla-Part 2 Flotilla Day
In the last post I talked about the Prospect House, an amazing hotel constructed in the middle of the AdirondackRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The Blue Mountain Lake Flotilla-Part 1
This summer I picked up one of these flyers at a local business in Long Lake. I was intrigued byRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-relaunch of Thankful
In the last post Thankful passed to new hands. I knew she was in good hands when Jon, her newRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Thankful changes hands
If you have been following my blog posts you know that I was offering to sell one of my guideboats.Read more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The 90 Miler-a Reprise
On this weekend every year the Adirondack 90 mile canoe race is run. The race starts in Old Forge, NYRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Another small craft
Mention lightweight to any member of my family from grandchild on up and they know exactly what you are talkingRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Author’s Night
Every second Tuesday in August there is a happening in Long Lake, NY. In case you are in town andRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Sally’s Guideboat
It seems that every guideboat has its very own story. So it is with Sally’s boat. A friend of mine,Read more.