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Sanborn Canoe Co. paddles | GregoryWest

Sanborn Canoe Co. started out simply as a summer hobby to build a cedar-strip canoe for enjoying Minnesota’s countless lakes. That first project was a big success and eventually grew into a brand of hand-crafted paddles. The trouble began when they decided to launch a sub-collection hand-painted by a local artist – and folks like me couldn’t decide whether to use them for recreation or decoration. Now I’m just keeping my fingers crossed for slightly longer paddleboarding versions that I can rotate between the water and the wall. (via Outside Magazine)