I fell in love with the Adirondacks over 30 years ago when my wife and I decided on the spur of the moment to go camping at Raquette Lake. We have been going back ever since and have owned a camp on Long Lake since 1989.
I was irresistibly draw to the beauty of the Adirondack guideboat and decided to build one. I am now building my fourth guideboat. While a docent at the Adirondack Museum I heard that others would like to build their own guideboat. That spurred me to write “Tale of an Historic Guideboat and How to Build One”. I hoped this book would give others the courage and know-how to build such a boat.
I also discovered the wonderful folk art in the guideboat paddles created by old time guides and boat builders. I found these paddles to not only be strikingly beautiful but to have a fascinating history. That led to my second book “Guideboat Paddles: An Adirondack Treasure”.
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