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.
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.
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, intoRead more.
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, aRead more.
It always makes me feel great when I get feedback on my book Tale of an Historic Adirondack Guideboat andRead more.
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 inRead more.