Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steersman Voyageur Paddle

Here's a long steersman voyageur replica paddle found on Flickr...

Seems very much shaped like the paddle used by the Avant (Bowsman and lead voyageur of the brigade canoe) as pictured in Arthur Heming's exaggerated depiction on Voyageurs running a rapid below...

Arthur Heming
illustration from his book, The Living Forest

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