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-Guideboat Models-Part 1
A most incredible thing happened this summer in the North Country.  Tupper Lake, a town smack in the middle of
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Adirondack Guideboat-Return of the Wild
If you are in the Adirondacks for any length of time you will soon find yourself elbow-to-elbow with wild creatures.
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat- Another launching
You may remember that another reproduction of the Queen Anne guideboat was completed and launched this spring.  Dave Bloom followed
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Backing out Revisited
As explained earlier, backing out was the old time guideboat builder’s term for hollowing out a plank so that it
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Adirondack Guideboats- The last Howard Seaman Memorial Guideboat Race
Last time I wrote I promised to tell about the last Howard Seaman Memorial Guideboat race held in Long Lake and
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Adirondack Guideboats-Racing legend Howard Seaman
There are many larger than life Adirondack legends from the 1800’s; Northwood’s man Ruben Carey, guide Honest John Plumley, and
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Straps and Horns
Most Adirondack guideboats are propelled by a pair of eight foot long oars.  They are commonly made of cherry, spruce or
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-The Launch of the Thankful
The time has finally come to launch my latest guideboat, the Thankful.  I have chosen the name in honor of
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Happy Birthday Frances C.
When we arrived in Long Lake one of the first things to do was to get the guideboats, now three,
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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Heading North
At last the time comes when my boat “fledges” its nest and heads for its permanent home in the Adirondacks.
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