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.
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.
She arrives in the North Country
It is finally time to pack up and head north for the summer. Our son Robert has agreed to comeRead more.
When you are finally getting to making the decks you know you are nearly done. There is a clever displayRead more.
It never occurred to me until now. A nascent guideboat does not start to exist until she comes off theRead more.
Finishing the outer hull
It is almost time for the hull to come off of the builder’s jig. I can’t wait to see whatRead more.
A Wonderful Surprise!
This week I got an email with photos from my friend Jon. Jon bought my third guideboat, the Thankful, threeRead more.
Breaking News-Guideboat born!
When it came time to take my latest guideboat off the builder’s gig I was full of apprehension. It meantRead more.
Gunwales-a structural key
“A fifteen foot ship that weighs only sixty pounds and carries a thousand pounds of load over rough water; whichRead more.