Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Northwoods Paddle Article: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

A while back I had posted on the news that famed Maine Guide and paddle maker, Alexandra Conover Bennett, retired from paddlemaking. Her "North Woods Paddle"  has been passed on to  Shaw & Tenney Paddle Company who have added the traditional design to their line of commercial paddles.

A newly published article describing the Alexandra's paddle legacy appears in the May/June 2020 issue of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine. Author Donnie Mullen delves into the fascinating local history of the paddle design in his piece, "The Living Legacy of the North Woods Paddle". The article, complete with some photos by the author, is currently available for preview on the magazine's website.
Screenshot: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbor, May/June 2020, Issue 164

The issue also has another canoe-based article on two famed wood-canvas builders, Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow both of Atkinson, Maine.

Many thanks to blog reader, Joe D, for bringing these online readings to my attention.

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