The Adirondack Guideboat

Its Origin, Its Builders, and Their Boats

Stephen B. Sulavik

The definitive guide to the history and makers of Adirondack guideboats
Date Published :
July 2018
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
Editor :
Edward Comstock, Christopher H. Woodward
Illustration :
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ISBN : 9780872332607
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 9 X 11.5 inches
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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 Traditional Adirondack Guideboat is the definitive guide to these beautiful boats and their makers, both early and contemporary.

About The Author

Stephen B. Sulavik, MD, was the world’s leading expert in pulmonary sarcoidosis, credited with discovering the most useful diagnostic test, the panda-lambda test. He taught for many years at the Yale University School of Medicine and at the University of Connecticut. An avid flyfisherman, his love for medicine was surpassed only by his love for the Adirondack mountains. He developed a passion for the indigenous, small-craft wooden boat, the Adirondack guideboat, and after 30 years studying its origins and makers, established himself as a leading authority on the subject.


"The Adirondack Guideboat: Its Origins, Its Builders and Their Boats is a monumental achievement in watercraft, and maritime history. Sulavik’s patient, detailed, and exhaustive research, and the steadfast support of his collaborators, have been combined to produce a reference that will be useful for decades to come. The book belongs on the shelf of anyone with even a passing interest in North American small-craft history, and those who saw the project to completion after the author’s death are to be commended for their commitment to his original vision."

- WoodenBoat Magazine, March 2019

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