• “Hivernant” is French for “Winterer”.  Hence, once a trader spent a winter out in the wilderness he was affectionately labelled a Hivernant.

    The glory days of the canoe may have peaked in the days of the fur trade. It spurned generations of eminence for the canoe as a means of travel and trade across North America. It also, must have been a time of great pride in working hard – something we value at Sanborn. Fur traders would routinely paddle large birch bark canoes from dawn ’til dusk, transporting furs and trade goods. Since that time the canoe has been replaced by as the workhorse of the transport industry, but the legend of its’ endeavors lives on every time we pick up a paddle.

    This design is painted on our Canoeist 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, and finished with a durable varnish dip.

    Durability: Cabin Cruiser
    ~ To learn more about our various ‘Paddle Durability Classes’ - click here.

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  • Colors: White, Black, Vivid Red & Euskadi Green
    Wood: Walnut, Aspen and Western Red Cedar
    Avg. Weight: 25oz.
    Blade Dimensions: 5" x 26"
    Length: 58"
    Crafted & Painted at Sanborn HQ
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