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Object Name Guideboat, Adirondack
Date 1894
Artist Austin, Lewis
Maker Austin, Lewis
Description L: 13'3"B: 36"Wt: 49 lbs
Built by Lewis Austin, Long Lake, 1894

By the end of the nineteenth century many guideboats were built for the use of city "sports." This boat, however, was built by a guide for his own use. Lewis Austin knew first-hand the rigors of the carry and built his boat unusually short and light to make his overland travels easier. The cambered deck helps keep water out of the boat. DeWitt Clinton Flanagan, a "sport," persuaded Austin to part with the boat for $55 not long after it was built and used it extensively in the Long Lake region for 25 years. The seats are not original.

Dimensions W-3 L-13.25 feet
Collection BBB310
Catalog Number 1956.067.0001A
Other number cat. 64
Imagefile 051\1956.067.0001 BOW.JPG
Species Guideboat, Adirondack