Teal Paddles - Shellane Woodworking
Phone: 1-705-647-6205

Hand Made Paddles Teal Paddles and Canoe Yokes

Teal paddles and yokes originated in the midst of northern Ontario's lakes and rivers in 1972. Since then, they have been distributed to canoe enthusiasts through out the world.

We make one piece paddles of birch, cherry, poplar and ash woods.  They are durable, reliable and affordable.

Our paddles range in size from 36 inch to 70 inch but we are happy to custom make a paddle to your specifics.  Our Beavertail adult paddles are 6" wide in the blade but we also make an 8" wide paddle for river and white water canoeing.  Our Ottertail paddles come in two shapes, slim and modified, which are used for solo canoeing.  We also make poplar oars of 6'6'' , 7'and 8'.

The Teal portage yoke is of the highest quality and comfort available in a yoke. The centre is scooped out to fit comfortably around the neck, which makes carrying a canoe a pleasure. The Teal II yoke is for those with husky shoulders and necks.  We also shallow out a recess in the middle of the yoke to accommodate the neck vertebrae."  We make our yokes of birch, poplar, cherry and ash wood. They come in 44 inch and the standard 39 inch lengths.

Teal Paddles was pleased to sponsor Darren and Danielle with paddles as they canoed Lake Superior in July and August 2013.

They started in Thunder Bay and finished at Manitoulin Island. The reason for their trip was to bring awareness to the problem of garbage in the Great Lakes. They collected garbage as they canoed beautiful Lake Superior.

Please take a look at their web page for pictures and stories of their trip. Danielle says ' Hi Audrey,  Darren and I have successfully canoed and cleaned up Lake Superior and the North Channel's shores! The Teal Paddles were incredible! We found the paddles light weight, comfortable and helped us to paddle hard in Superior's unpredictable, tough weather. We have spoken very highly about the paddles and your company to other people as well. This trip has inspired us to do more environmental projects and we hope to maintain a relationship with Teal Paddles for any other shore clean ups Free4life may do in the future. Thanks again for sponsoring us.'


Thank you Darren and Danielle for caring enough to do something about the pollution in our waterways! You are Awesome! 

This 3 dimensional maple leaf was made by James A. Smith for the 2012 Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill. He painted 41 inch Teal Paddles red and screwed them together. People on the Hill had the opportunity to write on the paddle blades to show their Canadian Pride. What a neat idea!


Our Mission

Our Mission is to supply our customers with an excellent quality product at affordable prices.  To see pictures of our manufacturing process, please CLICK HERE.

Teal Paddles


Lazering makes a great gift even better! We can arrange for the lazering to be done at our local Source for Sports store. Birch and cherry woods are best suited. The large paddles have an ink fill in the lazering while the birch 12 inch paddle does not. Images can be sent directly to the store by internet.

Canoeing the Great Temagami River, by Russell and Audrey Shelton.
The Temagami River is an important resource for the Temagami District in several ways. It drains a lot of land and provides habitat for many wild life species but it also provides wonderful leisure and adventure outings for people.

Contact Us:

Our E-Mail address is:  tealinaround@yahoo.com

To see pictures of our manufacturing process, please CLICK HERE.

Shellane Woodworking
Russell and Audrey Shelton
825462 Sawmill Road  R.R.#1
New Liskeard, Ontario
P0J 1P0
Phone: 1-705-647-6205