North Country Boats and Boating Collection

North Country Boats and Boating Collection

Collection Number: 
167
Collection Length: 
0.40ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Northern New York
Period: 
1897 to 2011
Finding Aid: 

The North Country is that region of New York State north of the Mohawk and south of the St. Lawrence Rivers, east of Lake Ontario and west of Lake Champlain. It includes the Adirondack Park, the Tug Hill Plateau, the Thousand Islands, and the St. Lawrence River Valley. Within this area are over 2700 lakes, dozens of rivers, and thousands of ponds, streams and brooks. From the earliest times of human habitation boats have played an important role in the history, early settlement, and later development of this region.

This ongoing collection seeks to document the activities of boat builders and boaters; both recreational and commercial. Specific emphasis is given to non-power craft, including canoes, kayaks, guide boats, skiffs, and sail boats, although power craft are not excluded.