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 ribsRead more.
The Bottom Board-Uh Oh
This is my fifth guideboat so you would think constructing a bottom board would be a piece of cake byRead more.
Guideboat Paddles for Sale
While dithering about whether to build another guideboat I created a couple of guideboat paddles. I became intrigued with theseRead more.
Should I start another guideboat? Do I have it in me to see it through? This will be guideboat numberRead more.
Present Day Adirondack Guideboat Builders
The Adirondack Museum (Experience) has put out a new video about present day Adirondack boatbuilders. Some of my favorite peopleRead more.
We are staying in the North Country longer this year. It is late September and we have had two heavyRead more.
Endion Part 3-Some observations
Today Endion looks much different than when the hotel was operating. The hotel and barn are gone replaced by numerousRead more.
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 notRead more.
It was a drizzly, cold fourth of July weekend. We were camped at Forked Lake campground in the Adirondacks. Our boysRead more.
Launch Day at last!
Finally the day arrives for launching my latest guideboat. It is a day that I sometimes thought would never happen.Read more.