Found this nice article using Google's Newspaper archiving service. It's about paddle maker Doug Andrews who was prolifically building and researching native paddle designs. Here's the link to the article "Craftsman recreates Native American Paddles" which appeared in the Lakeland Ledger on April 6, 1997
I'm an avid canoeist and general "outdoorsy type" guy with a bit of an artistic side. Recently started this hobby of making custom canoe paddles after my disappointing experience with most commercial brands. This site documents various styles of single blade canoe paddles I've made or researched as well as other canoe related info I've stumbled across on my internet wanderings. Hope you enjoy your visit.