Clatsop Handmade Artisan Paddle by Sanborn Canoe
"Fort Clatsop was the final encampment for the Corps of Discovery before their return trip east. Perhaps the greatest canoe-powered endeavor of the new world, the Corps of Discovery traveled from St. Louis, MO to the coast of the Pacific in present day Oregon. Led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark it was an over two year perilous canoe journey, mapping and exploring the newly acquired Louisiana Purchase. Fort Clatsop was their winter HQ from Dec. 1805 until spring and their departure home." -Sanborn Canoe
The glory days of the canoe may have peaked in the days of the fur trade. It spurned generations of eminence for the canoe as a means of travel and trade across North America. It also, must have been a time of great pride in working hard – something we value at Sanborn. Fur traders would routinely paddle large birch bark canoes from dawn ’til dusk, transporting furs and trade goods. Since that time the canoe has been replaced by as the workhorse of the transport industry, but the legend of its’ endeavors lives on every time we pick up a paddle."
This design is painted on the Voyageur Heritage Paddle. With an elegantly traditional blade shape these are graceful in and out of the water. They’re perfect for lazy turns around the lake or for gracing the wall of your cabin. Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut.
Handmade in Minnesota!
Display it proudly with the Sanborn Leather Strap.