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Old Canoe Paddle

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by CanoeArt, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. CanoeArt

    CanoeArt Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I have found an old canoe paddle, 8' long and wonder if anyone knows what type of canoe or boat one would use this length of paddle? I found it at a tag sale and bought it only because I never seen a paddle that long.

    Thanks,

    Art
     
  2. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Just a guess, but I suspect the paddle was made for or used by someone who paddled standing up a lot. I paddle a lot standing up, solo, and an eight-footer would work fine for that purpose.
     
  3. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I made some reproduction "Horicon Marsh Paddles" for a fellow in Wisconsin. They were about 8 feet, with a narrow blade and T-handle. They were intended to paddle and push off the bottom while standing on the deck of a duckboat in marshes.

    Cheers,
    Dan
     

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  4. F Harvey Bowley

    F Harvey Bowley Builder 3rd generation

    canoe paddle

    I have a similar one made by the late Pepper Martin of Old Town Maine who gave me several paddles the 8 foot one was made for paddling a float plane
    i used it to paddle standing up i still have it but lost the Basswood paddle he made for me light as a feather
     

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