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 turns
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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 ever
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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 at
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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 many
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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 he
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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 Saturday
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Visit by John Homer
John Homer commented on the beautiful straps that were on my latest guideboat.  Indeed, when I looked at all the
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The Loon Census
Every summer the Northeast US states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine take a census of the loons
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The beavers return!
Last fall I reported on how beavers had set up shop in a bank under a tree next to our
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-The Stems
Now that the ribs are ready, the next step is to finish the stems.   I found a red spruce
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