60" & 57" Canadian Canoe Company Paddles
Faux painted Hickory grain pattern on blades
Speaking of amazing grain patterns, R.C. also happened to carve a curly Douglas Fir paddle with a very peculiar grain. It was featured back on this site in March, 2012. I've often thought that if a canoe paddle could ever be used to induce hypnosis, it would be R.C. amazing creation. See that post by clicking here. Hoping R.C. will carve some more paddles and continue to post for all of us to enjoy.
As a side note, for anyone interested in reading about the very interesting history of the Canadian Canoe Company, check out Ken Brown's recent publication. It's full of fantastic photos and details about this lesser known Peterborough area canoe company, including the interesting court trials the company faced to be trademarked with the "Canadian" name.
To support the local canoeing community, I had ordered mine through the Canadian Canoe Museum online store but it looks like they are sold out for the time being. If you want to support another great organization appropriately carrying on the tradition of wooden boats, consider ordering through the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association here.