Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Adirondack Guideboat-Reuben Cary’s Guideboat

We have been talking about Reuben Cary, his prowess as an Adirondack guide in the late 1800’s.  As it turns out he was not only a legendary hunter and woodsman, but possessed extraordinary creativity as a builder of guideboats.  He … Continue reading

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Adirondack Guideboats-Making the Cary Guide’s Paddle

Last time, we heard about Reuben Cary, one of the most renowned guides and woodsmen the North Country has ever known.  Reuben was so proud of his skill in hunting from a guideboat that, after a successful hunt, he wanted … Continue reading

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The Adirondack Guideboat-Guide Reuben Cary’s Guideboat Paddle

Before going back to boat building this fall, I decided to finish the Reuben Cary guide’s paddle I started this summer at the Adirondack Museum as Artisan-in-Residence.  Reuben is a favorite of mine for several reasons that should become clear as I … Continue reading

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