Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks

Permanent Exhibition

See the extensive collection of authentic Adirondack guide boats and canoes.

Boats and Boating illustrates the importance of boats for transportation and for leisure in the Adirondacks. More than fifty boats are on exhibit each year. Featuring displays of guideboats — an indigenous craft — and wooden canoes built by John Henry Rushton, including the Sairy Gamp, a ten and one-half pound canoe on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. Also on view is the 1905 Gold Cup race boat Skeeter.

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