Monthly Archives: August 2015

Adirondack Guideboats-Racing legend Howard Seaman

There are many larger than life Adirondack legends from the 1800’s; Northwood’s man Ruben Carey, guide Honest John Plumley, and the eccentric preacher man Adirondack Murray to name just a few.  But there were also some Adirondackers in the 20th Century … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Straps and Horns

Most Adirondack guideboats are propelled by a pair of eight foot long oars.  They are commonly made of cherry, spruce or maple.  The blades and looms of these oars are usually quite lean so that one can feel them bend under … Continue reading

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