This 12’ Adirondack Guideboat was built by Tom Erikson and others in a class at the Museum, and finished by Museum boat builder Charlie Beyer. Smaller than the standard guideboat but big enough to take passengers, this guideboat model is based on one originally designed and built by John Buyce of Speculator, New York in the early 1900s. The lines were taken off of a surviving Buyce boat fifty years later by John Ritter of Ancora Yacht Services.
What was it like to build this boat? What wood and tools were used? Hear directly from Charlie, the boat builder, in this piece: Building the Adirondack Guideboat