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 last (shear) plank
I have run out of my stash of quarter sawn white pine planking stock. Since I can’t find any moreRead more.
Planking almost complete!!
After what seems a very long time, Stew and I hung the next to last strake. Planking is an arduousRead more.
Before planking can begin there are many small tasks to complete.. These will ensure that, at this early stage, thereRead more.
An eager apprentis joins me
In an earlier blog I told how I found my way back to building yet another guideboat. This time aroundRead more.
Ode to Bunny
I learned the other day that a true Adirondack mountain man, Bunny Austin, had passed on. I treasured my relationshipRead more.
My Fifth Guideboat
Some primal urge took over and I start building yet another guideboat. I fear building boats is in my familyRead more.
Search for Elysea
Many years ago my Uncle Don called me. He asked if we could put him up overnight on his wayRead more.
The 2021 Adirondack 90 Miler-Some Thoughts after the Race
Well, Jon and Kevin did a fantastic job of winning the 2021 90 Miler under very harsh conditions. They cameRead more.
The Adirondack 90 Miler Canoe Race-Day 3, 2021
Jon writes: “Day 3 dawned with a steady, ominous wind in the trees above the hotel, a forbidding sign ofRead more.
The 201 Adirondack 90 miler Race-Day 2
Day 2 of the 90Miler starts below the bridge at Long Lake, heads northeast under the Route 30 bridge, pastRead more.