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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.

Greenland Paddle

greenland paddle workshop

Sunday, May 28th, 2017  

9 am to 5 pm

Fee for Workshop + Materials: Non-members $150  |  Members $125

Location:  Eddon Boatyard

Call (253) 857-9344 or email for reservations


Make your own Greenland paddle with guidance from experienced builders using only hand tools. Your paddle will be made from clear vertical grain Red Cedar that is included with the workshop fee. With narrower and longer blades than the modern European-style paddle, many kayakers find Greenland paddles to be easier on the body and shoulders. First used thousands of years ago by Inuit hunters, the paddle's sleek design is influenced by the materials available to the early users in Arctic North America - generally driftwood. They are often used as spare paddles strapped to a kayak. Experience the difference for yourself!