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.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Hanging the Garboard Plank
The nascent hull is just about ready to begin planking. Hanging planks on a traditionally built guideboat is the mostRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Brian’s Boat
The reason I decided to write my book “Tale of an Historic Adirondack Guideboat and How to Build One” wasRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Attaching the ribs and Stems
In the last post we prepared the bottom board to receive the ribs and stems. The board was beveled soRead more.
Building an Adirondack Guideboat-The bottom board
This is the first time I have built a guideboat where I have had long enough stock so that I canRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-90 Miler Guideboat Race-Brown’s Tract
Passage through Brown’s Tract occurs during the first day of the 90 Miler. I’m told it is a nightmare for thoseRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat in wind
All boat designs are a result of trade offs. The primary drivers for the Adirondack guideboat were that it hadRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Wind:The Enemy of the 90 mile Canoe Race
We’ve been talking about the 90 Mile Canoe (guideboat) race held in the Adirondacks every fall. In three days, theRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The 90 Miler Canoe and Guideboat Race-Part 2
Last time we met John Homer who races in the Adirondack 90 Mile Canoe and Guideboat race. I need toRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The 90 Mile Adirondack Canoe (Guideboat) Classic
The 90 Miler, as it is known in the Adirondacks, is a three-day boat race held on the second weekendRead more.
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.