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.
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.
Nessmuck- A quite-by-chance finding
I wrote a post not long ago about the Sairy Gamp, Nessmuk’s famous lightweight wooden canoe built by Rushton. Nessmuk wasRead more.
Traversing the Marion River Carry-Part II
Alright, now I have a proper vessel to take the day’s journey looping around by water from Blue Mountain LakeRead more.
The Guideboat/Steamboat Mystery
I’m calling this post the guideboat/steamboat mystery because I am unsure why guideboats coexisted with steamboats after steamboats made aRead more.
Traversing the Marion River Carry-Part I
Last time I said I would tell about the time I traversed the Marion River Carry. First I need toRead more.
Marion River Carry-Part II
I said that you would be amazed at how the Marion River Carry was transformed in the late 1800’s. ItRead more.
The Marion River Carry-Part 1
In the Adirondacks portages are called carries. The Marion River Carry is particularly well known. You will find out whyRead more.