Saturday, January 10, 2015

Peterborough Area Antique Tiger Maple Paddle

From the January 2015 Current Selections page of

Tiger Maple Canoe Paddle
This hand-made maple paddle has a graceful handle shape and long blade with prominent tiger graining. It was most likely made in the Peterborough lakes region of southern O
Circa 1910
5" w, 60" h


The blade shape and grip design seems to be consistent with the early Peterborough / Lakefield canoe building area. This post from 2011 discussed a paddle made by John Summers (former GM at the Canadian Canoe Museum) which was based on a late 19th century template design from Lakefield Canoe Company. 

19th Century Lakefield Canoe Co. pattern

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