Sanborn Canoe Company started as a summer hobby by a few friends from Winona, Minnesota, a small cozy town near lake Onalaska. They started making paddles from a how-to book and soon the garage was packed with paddles. People noticed. The hobby became a business. Sanborn paddles are crafted from ash, cherry and western red and white cedar, finished for durability; available in sizes, weight, and shaft styles for every manner of canoe-er, and custom painted for those who want to stand out. Use them on the water, or mount them on the wall.