Mescousin Canoe Paddle

  • Made in Minnesota
  • Length: 58"
  • Blade: 5"x 26" 
  • Average Weight: 25 oz.
  • Wood: Walnut, Aspen and Western Red Cedar
  • Paddle Durability: Cabin Cruiser

A Sanborn Canoe Co. painted paddle is the perfect statement for your home or cabin. Each paddle is handmade and hand painted using premium hardwoods and a dedication to craftsmanship and detail. Whether you're looking to bring a splash of color to your cabin or just bring a little outdoors sensibility into your home, the numerous, exclusive Sanborn designs can be paired to any taste. While these paddles are typically used for decor, they're also finished in such a way that you can pick it up and put it in the water at any point, making it a truly functional art piece. 

The Mescousin River runs nearly the entire length of the state of Wisconsin. Much of the river has a sandy bottom, so the river is continually changing. Sandbars appear suddenly, then slip away just as quickly. A perfect camping spot one season is under water the next.  In the same way, the flow of time has turned over and transformed the name of this river. When French explorers arrived in the 17th century, they were told by the Fox people that the river was called Mescousing. Within a few years they were calling it the Ouiscousin, then the Ouisconsing, and eventually settled on the Wisconsin. This beautiful paddle is a nod to another time; not so far off in years, but truly a different world.



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