Guideboat Paddles: an Adirondack Treasure is about
a way of life in the Adirondacks in the late 1800's; about who used
these guideboat paddles: guides and sportsmen, yes, even Victorian ladies.
If you wish to make one of these paddles, it tells you how, providing
step-by-step instructions from start to finish. This book is richly
illustrated with over sixty color and black and white photographs, tables
and diagrams that help the reader understand the history of these magnificent
paddles as well as how to make one.
"So often guideboat
enthusiasts focus on the boats themselves and pay little attention to
the way in which they were propelled. Interior decorators hang paddles
and oars as decor Gordon Fisher helps us appreciate the guideboat paddle
as it should be apprreciated-both as an integral part of guideboat use
and as a work of art."- Hallie Bond, Curator-Boating and
Watercraft. The Adirondack Museum
"I couldn't put it
down! The background stories were fascinating. By the time I got to
the technical section, I was dreaming of making a paddle myself"-
Susan Pruyn King, granddaughter of Robert and Anna Pruyn, original
owners of Great Camp Santanoni.