The 1913 Grand Trunk Railway travel guide entitled, Timagami, a peerless region for sportsman, canoeist and camper has numerous pics of old time guides from this famed canoeing wonderland. Here's a favourite I cropped from page 14 - a nice shot of a haul of small mouth bass. Paddle and wannigans proudly displayed in the photo too.
The back cover features a photo of "A Timagami Guide" dressed up sharply with his paddle resting against his shoulder taking in a hefty drag of tobacco. Looks like quite the character!
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.