Adirondack Guideboats : Beauty and Utility in Action

The guideboat is one of the most important icons of Adirondack culture. It is a sleek and graceful rowboat designed for use on lakes, ponds, and rivers. The guideboat was developed in the region beginning in the 1840s. Originally used by guides for hunting and fishing, the guideboat became a popular watercraft in the region by the late 1800s and remains a prized possession even today.

What qualities make the Adirondack guideboat so special? It is fast, lightweight, and can carry a lot. This featured collection explores the history and function as well as the beauty and versatility of this extraordinary watercraft.

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Adirondack Guideboats