Friday, May 25, 2012

ca 1900 Passamaquoddy Maple Paddle

This expired Ebay Listing shows a circa 1900  Passamaquoddy Paddle made from maple. It features a nice, weathered patina and has some initials carved into the handle. The paddle is just under 6ft with a relatively large, extended beavertail blade thinned to a feathered edge and a slender, straight sided grip.




Closeup  photos of the grip clearly show the extreme taper thins quite a bit ending in a tiny roll at the top. Given the paddle was made from dense & heavy maple, it was likely thinned to reduce the overall weight.




 The seller also has a postcard image of Athion Lewey image posted on earlier HERE.





1 comment:

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

Brilliant blog first and foremost, happened to find it whilst browsing the internet about pack baskets.

West Grand Lake is a treasured spot in Downeast Maine, I'll be sure to mention this post to my friends in Grand Lake Stream. One of whom works in Maine Indian Education.

Again, nice blog.

Tony

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