The first vendor to sign up with us and give us a shot. We appreciate it Sanborn Canoe Co. We promise not to let you down. Nor any of our vendors (or customers) for that matter -- we love you guys!
Now we want everyone to learn a little more about how Sanborn came to be. And then we want you to jump on over to our "gear" category and have a look at the incredible products they're turning out.
And don't forget, 3% of our profits go back to preserving this planet. So you can canoe with your new paddles until your heart is content. All while taking comfort in knowing that this "best purchase you've ever made" will play a small part in preserving the beauty and solitude that surrounds you.
About Sanborn Canoe Co.
Sandborn Canoe Paddles are hand crafted in Winona, MN. At its origin, Sanborn Canoe Company was a summer hobby. A hobby focused on building a cedar-strip canoe with little more knowledge than that which was gleaned from a how-to book, purchased at the local bookstore. By the end of summer, they had a sturdy canoe and a keen interest in crafting a few paddles to navigate it. Learning everything the hardest way possible, they succeeded in carving out a few paddles. Those first paddles led to a deisre to learn more. And curiously to them, folks liked what they were creating. Wham-Bang, Sanborn was born!
Sanborn earnestly set out to carve a niche in the paddling community. A familiar territory for them, having paddled through canoe country -- for some of them, since early childhood. That heritage had been bred in the early years of the 1900s (and most certainly earlier still), through past generations of family paddling in northern Minnesota and beyond. So through their history and eagerness to learn, they quickly grew as a paddling brand. They honed their craft and in time offered their paddles to retail locations, and to the variable masses via the world wide web.
We really think your going to dig these paddles!