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.
Finally the day arrives to head back north to Long Lake. It seems like a very long time since weRead more.
Making a scarf
A scarf is a way of joining two planks end-to-end. It is used when planking a guideboat because it isRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-The BookCase Boat
I have always been fascinated by the Book Case Boat. I first saw a photo of it in Kenneth andRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?
In part II of Where the guideboat came from? we will look into the contribution of William Austin of LongRead more.
The Adirondack Guideboat-Mother Wherry
In the last post we talked about how two boat builders immigrated to the Adirondacks from Vermont around 1850. TheyRead more.
Thw Adirondack Guideboat-Where did it come from?
The origin of the Adirondack guideboat has intrigued me ever since I became fascinated by this lovely craft. Did itRead more.
Scribe Ribs-What are they?
There are two pairs of scribe ribs on the Chase guideboat I am reproducing. Scribe ribs, sometimes called stitched ribs,Read more.
Dr. Sulavik’s book on the Adirondack Guideboat
After a perilous journey Dr. Stephen Sulavik’s book on the Adirondack GuideBoat, its Origins, its Builder’s, and their boats isRead more.
Planking Round 5-Yikes!!
Planking an Adirondack guide boat is a challenge that can bring you to your knees. Planks on a guide boatRead more.
Virginia and John Gardner
One of the most famous guideboats ever built was the Virginia. She was built by Lewis and Floyd Grant inRead more.