As a last post for the year, found this online exhibit of the Toronto Public Library with a photo dated 1890 showing off some paddles used in the Muskoka cottage region.
Judge Joseph Easton MacDougall and his family
proudly display their catch at their summer cottage
The lower leaning paddled has an interested scalloped mushroom grip that I've seen on a few paddle designs today.
Closeup of paddles
Wonder how many of these antique paddle gems are still in old boathouses and cottages today?