Adirondack Guide Boats
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Description: History and building of Adirondack Guide-Boats and the official web site of Secret Water, a Steve Kaulback built guide-boat.
The development of the Adirondack Guide-Boat began in the early 1800s and evolved from a crude hunting skiff to today's refined design. Typical of most traditional small craft the guide-boat's development was based on necessity. The guides of the Adirondack region of New York required a craft capable of carrying the guide, his sport, their camping and hunting equipment, perhaps a dog or two, and hopefully a deer. The boat needed to handle the wind and waves dished out by mountain lakes, be fast, and be easily handled for many hours by one man. The guide sought a durable boat, able to take the punishment of these conditions. Finally the boat needed to be light enough that the guide could carry it on his back over long portages. The builders of these craft, often the guides themselves, spent the winter months working on this puzzle of requirements and advancing the evolution of the guide-boat.
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|Adirondack Guide-Boat, guide boat, Steve Kaulback, messing about in boats
|The history and building of Adirondack Guide-Boats and the official web site of Secret Water, a Steve Kaulback guide boat.
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