Collection Facts

Extent: 
66 items
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

John Henry Rushton was a renowned Adirondack boat builder who specialized in constructing lightweight watercraft for navigating the region’s many waterways and being carried across portages easily.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains photographs, postcards, advertisements, and artifacts pertaining to Adirondack boatbuilder John Henry Rushton. Included in this collection are portraits of the Rushton family, as well as Rushton’s friends and supporters, as well as group pictures of the American Canoe Association. Also included are numerous images of Rushton’s boats, of various types, being piloted by both himself and others, as well as a few images showing their construction.