GREAT LAKES MAP (FRENCH) PADDLE
• A French map of the Great Lakes region showcased on a 48” wooden paddle
• Hand-crafted in Canada from Canadian wood
• Available in poplar, rustic, maple, and black walnut
• Georgian Bay Tackle logo on the backside of the paddle
* All paddles are varnished except for the rustic paddle. We do not varnish over the images.*
About This Paddle
Bring a piece of history to your home with this beautiful Vintage Great Lakes Map paddle! Created in 1755 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, this map features the Great Lakes region, covering the area from Lake Superior to western Quebec, and from Delaware Bay to the Mississippi River. It shows a few towns, missions, forts, Indian villages and tribal territory, rivers and lakes, portages, and early place-names. It also includes four legendary but non-existent islands in Lake Superior, described by the Jesuit explorer Pierre de Charlevoix, thought to exist by explorers for many years. This paddle is most popular with the vintage stain and leather wrapping finish to compliment the vintage nature of the map. Feature this paddle in your home or cottage to add a touch of history!
• Poplar Paddle: A great value! The light wood pairs easily with most décor. This paddle is composed of pieces of poplar that have been laminated together, and then carved into a paddle (this is how paddles are typically made).
• Rustic Paddle: Our most popular option! We offer our poplar paddles in an "aged" finish, using our very own custom stain to give the paddle an old rustic look. As a result of the process, expect your artwork to also take on a rustic appearance. Please note that the appearance of the stain will vary, so each paddle is 100% unique! (Colour can range from a rustic brown to a dark grey, and everything in between! If you have a preference, please contact us and we can check our inventory to see what colours are available).
• Solid Maple Paddle: The perfect paddle for a touch of warmth in your home. This paddle has been carved from a solid piece of Canadian maple wood. Canadian maple is known for its strength and beautiful grain.
• Solid Black Walnut Paddle: Our most premium option. The black walnut paddle is the most striking and stunning paddle we offer. It gives high contrast in bright areas, and creates warm and luxurious spaces. This paddle has been carved from a solid piece of black walnut wood. Please note: Black walnut paddles will vary in darkness.
• Leather Wrapping: Our leather wrapped paddles are a great way to give your paddle contrast and balance. We use suede leather wrapping and high-end super glue to carefully and securely wrap each paddle.
• Leather Hangers: We have teamed up with another Canadian business to bring our leather hangers to life! We offer our leather hangers in varying colours and styles. Leather hangers are a great way to show off your paddle!
How Is My Paddle Packaged?
All of our paddles are carefully packaged in a custom made box to ensure they are safe when travelling. We re-use various packaging materials, such as bubble wrap, foam wrap, newspaper, and cardboard to carefully secure your paddle on its journey! We pride ourselves on customer care and satisfaction. Please contact us if your paddle arrives damaged, and we will gladly assist you in replacing your paddle.
When Is my Paddle Ready to Ship?
Non-custom paddles are ready to ship within 5-7 business days after purchase. This can vary depending on the season and time of year. We will keep you updated with the process so you know exactly when your paddle is ready to ship!
Please note: Shipping upgrades are available should you need your paddle faster than the standard time frame.
Need Idea's On How To Decorate?
There are many ways to use our paddles in your home to decorate. Simply hang them on the wall as a piece of art, such as a bed headboard, on a feature wall in your living room, or a statement piece above your fireplace. Alternatively, get creative and use them as bedroom curtain rods, foyer coat hangers, bathroom towel racks, and more! Send us any photos of how you’ve used our paddles to decorate! If you wish, you can be featured on our website, Etsy page, Facebook page, Pinterest, and Instagram! We love to see how our customers use our paddles!