During this gilded age of the adirondacks from 1865 1930 the demand for guideboats gave rise to dozens of builders and shops there are three distinct regions in the adirondacks as it pertains to guideboats and each region has its distinct pattern of guideboats. More than a complete history of the iconic guideboats the book is a heavily illustrated tribute to these unique vessels featuring distinctive characteristics lake by lake builder by builder historic photographs reproductions of paintings including those of winslow homer contemporary photos that appear plucked from a design magazine and a complete glossary of terms related to the . This is a book about a beautiful and gallant craft the personification in a wooden boat of the finest qualities of the adirondack culture of the 19th century beautifully illustrated the adirondack guideboat is the definitive guide to these beautiful boats and their makers both early and contemporary. For woodward and other builders none of that matters they build and restore guideboats because they love the crafts and the craftsmanship all of the boats wooden materials come from native adirondack trees
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