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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Guideboat for sale

Well, the time as come to part with one of the guideboats I have built.  There are three in the garage under the house so they are a bit stuffed in there.  Besides there is another being built. After much … Continue reading

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The Adirondack Guideboat-the Buttercup Steam Boat

Last time we talked about the vast changes that the age of steam brought to the Adirondacks.  The railroads brought tourists from New Your City to the heart of the North Country via an overnight trip.   Steamboats then carried … Continue reading

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The Adirondack guideboat-guideboats and Steamers

Whenever I view old photos of steamboats in the Adirondacks I almost always see guideboats in the photo.  Why is that?  What is the connection between the two?  Well let’s see what role steamboats played in the the history of … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Paddles and Changes at the Museum

This summer the Adirondack Museum celebrates its 60th year of being a vast reservoir of Adirondack history.  Many have told me what a fine Museum it is, one of the best they have ever visited. It is fitting that the … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Tacks….again

Two years ago I promised not to mention tacks again.  But then I had second thoughts.  The following proverb brought new thinking to the value of tacks in building a guideboat. “For want of a nail the shoe was lost, … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Hanging the Garboard Plank

The nascent hull is just about ready to begin planking.  Hanging planks on a traditionally built guideboat is the most difficult task when building one.  Since it has been three years since I built my last boat I feel a … Continue reading

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Building an Adirondack Guideboat-Brian’s Boat

The reason I decided to write my book “Tale of an Historic Adirondack Guideboat and How to Build One” was because of someone like Brian.  I volunteer in the boat shop at the Adirondack Museum.  While Allison builds boats I … Continue reading

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