Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack guideboats’

Friday, September 2, 2022

Ausable River Association to Auction Adirondack Guideboat


WILMINGTON, NY – It’s a rare opportunity to own and row a piece of Adirondack history. The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is holding a silent auction for a ca. 1900 Adirondack guideboat in excellent condition. The guideboat was donated to AsRA by an anonymous local donor to raise funds in support of AsRA’s innovative, science-based programs that protect the freshwater of the Ausable watershed and beyond.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Willard Hanmer to Run Again

willard hamner guideboat race

An important part of Saranac Lake’s history will be remembered on Sunday, July 3. The Willard Hanmer Guideboat and Canoe race will be reborn.

The race began in 1962 as a tribute to Saranac Lake’s famous guideboat builder, Willard Hanmer.  For 50 years the race ran successfully.  Now, after a 10 year hiatus, for its 60th anniversary, “Traditions in the Green Side Group” volunteers hope to bring it back to its former glory. This group is led by Sue and Kathy Dyer.

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