Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cherry Gallery c1890 Batteaux Steering Paddle

Quite late to post this, but the January listing of current selections at features a Penobscot-influenced paddle used to steer logging batteaux in Maine. Below are their photos and a brief description:

Monumental Painted Canoe Paddle
This style of oversized canoe paddle was modeled after Penobscot Indian canoe paddles and made for use by loggers who maneuvered flat-bottomed batteaux during log drives, often by standing in the bow and stern. It retains its old evergreen and cranberry colorblock paint.
7.75" w, 86" h 
Circa 1890

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