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.
Roots on the way
You might remember that the old time Adirondack guideboat builders used roots of red spruce trees for constructing the ribs
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The Bottom Board-Uh Oh
This is my fifth guideboat so you would think constructing a bottom board would be a piece of cake by
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Guideboat Paddles for Sale
While dithering about whether to build another guideboat I created a couple of guideboat paddles.  I became intrigued with these
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Another Guideboat?
Should I start another guideboat?  Do I have it in me to see it through?  This will be guideboat number
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Present Day Adirondack Guideboat Builders
The Adirondack Museum (Experience) has put out a new video about present day Adirondack boatbuilders.  Some of my favorite people
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Peak!
We are staying in the North Country longer this year.  It is late September  and we have had two heavy
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Endion Part 3-Some observations
Today Endion looks much different than when the hotel was operating.  The hotel and barn are gone replaced by numerous
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Endion-Part 2, We talk with Tom
Fran and  I decide to visit Tom Bissell.  Tom has lived at Endion all his life, although he was not
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Endion-Part 1
It was a drizzly, cold fourth of July weekend.  We were camped at Forked Lake campground in the Adirondacks. Our boys
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Launch Day at last!
Finally the day arrives for launching my latest guideboat.  It is a day that I sometimes thought would never happen. 
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