Boats & Boating in the Adirondacks
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 are the 1905 Gold Cup race boat Skeeter and El Lagarto, the Leaping Lizard of Lake George, which won the Gold Cup three times in the 1930s.
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