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-A Christmas Toy (tool)
I have always admired the Lie Nielsen hand tools. They seemed to me to be the Cadillac of the trade.Read more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?
The origins of the Adirondack guideboat have always puzzled me. Did it evolve entirely within the Adirondacks? I believe itRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-More on Raiders
Last time I promised to share with you the most exquisitely built guideboat I have yet seen. It is aRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Raiders
Although the preferred length of a guideboat built in the 1800’s was 15 to 16 feet, guideboats of other sizesRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Seneca Ray Stoddard
As mentioned in the last post, Long Lake cherishes its history. The town makes sure that its history is preservedRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Guideboat Models-Part 2
In the small Adirondack town of Long Lake there are certain revered folks; you might call them town fathers. OverRead more.
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 ofRead more.
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.Read more.
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 followedRead more.
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 itRead more.