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-Reuben Cary’s Guideboat
We have been talking about Reuben Cary, his prowess as an Adirondack guide in the late 1800’s. As it turnsRead more.
Adirondack Guideboats-Making the Cary Guide’s Paddle
Last time, we heard about Reuben Cary, one of the most renowned guides and woodsmen the North Country has everRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Guide Reuben Cary’s Guideboat Paddle
Before going back to boat building this fall, I decided to finish the Reuben Cary guide’s paddle I started this summer atRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Merlie Austin’s Guideboat
Last time we visited Bunny Austin’s guideboat shop. Bunny’s family has been in Long Lake for six generations and manyRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Visiting an Old Friend
Time to visit an old friend, Bunny Austin. Bunny has be under the weather lately but I hear that heRead more.
Guideboat Paddle Demo at the Adirondack Museum
The Adirondack Museum asked me to be an Artisan-in Residence to demonstrate making guideboat paddles. So from Wednesday through SaturdayRead more.
Visit by John Homer
John Homer commented on the beautiful straps that were on my latest guideboat. Indeed, when I looked at all theRead more.
The Loon Census
Every summer the Northeast US states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine take a census of the loonsRead more.
The beavers return!
Last fall I reported on how beavers had set up shop in a bank under a tree next to ourRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-The Stems
Now that the ribs are ready, the next step is to finish the stems. I found a red spruceRead more.