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Sanborn Canoe Gitchi Gummi Paddle

Regular price $ 260.00

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Gitchi Gummi, meaning “Big Water”, is what the Native American Nations called Lake Superior. The deep blue depths of that monstrous lake are echoed in this design.

Countless haunting, epic, glorious and terrible tales have been spun of the Gitchi Gummi over the years. Here’s a few lines of a song from one of the more famous of those tales ~

“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down///of the big lake they called “Gitche Gumee.”///The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead///when the skies of November turn gloomy.///With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more///than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,///that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed///when the “Gales of November” came early.”

~ Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald

This design is painted on Sanborn Canoe's Voyageur Heritage Paddle. With an elegantly traditional blade shape these are graceful in and out of the water. They’re perfect for lazy turns around the lake or for gracing the wall of your cabin. Each is a laminated combination of western red cedar, aspen and black walnut.

- Please Note: paddles are made to order. Please allow up to 6-8 weeks for delivery on this item

- 58" in length

- Durable marine varnish finish

- Handmade in Winona, Minnesota USA

Need a wall mount for your Paddle? Add one here

Care Details: 

If your paddle is being enjoyed outdoors and in the water, you should re-poly your paddle once a year.

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