Monthly Archives: June 2015

Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Heading North

At last the time comes when my boat “fledges” its nest and heads for its permanent home in the Adirondacks.  There is concern over the move since we will be travelling a long way over interstate highways and country roads. … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-How long does it take?

This will be my 14th year as a docent in the Adirondack Museum’s boat shop.  During that time, I have been asked a great many questions about guideboats, their construction, and how they came about.  By far the most popular … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat- A Floor board

Funny thing!  I have never seen another guideboat with a floor board.  There are guideboats with so called false gratings like that below.  According to Helen Durant,who co-authored with her husband Kenneth the all encompassing book, The Adirondack Guide-boat, these … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Bow and Stern Seats

The bow seat’s reason for being is provide the guide (or rower) a place to sit while rowing from the forward rowing position.  The guide would usually row from this position since his “sport” would be lounging in luxury perched … Continue reading

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