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.
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Many years ago my Uncle Don called me.  He asked if we could put him up overnight on his way
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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 came
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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 of
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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, past
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The 2021 Adirondack 90 Miler-Day 1
The first day of the 90 Miler starts in Old Forge, heads  northeast through the Fulton Chain of Lakes, into
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The 2021 Adirondack 90 Mile Canoe Race
As you may know I follow the 90 miler very closely each year.  My friend Jon owns the Thankful, a
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Mike’s Guideboat
It always makes me feel great when I get feedback on my book Tale of an Historic Adirondack Guideboat and
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Prelude to Greatness- The Tupper 8 Mile Race
My friend Jon and his friend Kevin are dedicated guideboat racers.  Gudieboat racing has waned since it’s heyday back in
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Thankful in a Guideboat Race
A few years back I sold my third guideboat to a fella named Jon.   Jon was the perfect one to
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Guideboat Furniture
My friend Andy at the Adirondack Museum called the seats in a guideboat the “Furniture”.  Indeed the furniture got more
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