Books and Links
half so much worth doing
as simply messing
about in boats."
The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
Shirts & Tote Bags
Builders of both wood and kevlar guide-boats. Kits and classes also
Adirondack Guide Boat Shop
Restorers and builders of guide-boats and other wooden boats.
PO Box 317
Lake Clear, NY 12945
Fiberglass guide-boats, various rowing shells, and rowing accessories.
Also offers rowing school, boat rentals, and Adirondack tours.
Builders of strip-built guide-boats, kayaks and canoes. Plans and kits
are also available.
More Rowing Boat Builders
Middle Path Boats
Guide-Boat Plans & Kits
Kits and Classes
WoodworksRib and Stem
The Newfound WoodworksPlans, Kits and Workshops
Sandy Point Boat WorksPlans,Kits and Videos
Maritime Museums with Guide-Boat Collections
MuseumBlue Mountain Lake,
Antique Boat MuseumClayton,
Champlain Maritime MuseumVergennes,
Seaport Mystic, Connecticut
York State MuseumAlbany,
Penobscot Marine MuseumSearsport, Maine
Shelburne MuseumShelburne, Vermont
More Guide-Boat Resources
of Adirondack Guides and Guiding, including photos, Guide-Boat lines
drawings, and bibliography.
of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection, 1880 - 1920.
Many Guide-Boat and Adirondack life images available.
Other Rowing & Boating
Messing About In Boats Nautical Links
Traditional Small Craft Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt educational
organization which works to preserve and continue the living traditions,
skills, lore, and legends surrounding working and pleasure watercraft
whose origins predate the marine gasoline engine. It encourages the
design, construction, and use of these boats, and it embraces contemporary
variants and adaptations of traditional designs.
Shallow Water Sailors
The SWSers are trailer sailors who enjoy sailing on water so thin it
can be termed a "heavy dew."
Messing About In Boats Apparel
Shirts and tote bags featuring Ratty's beloved quote from Kenneth Grahames
classic, The Wind in the Willows, along with the book's original
illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.