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Specialty & Sculling Oars

Wooden Oar
In addition to our specialty oars shown below we can make almost any oar you can imagine. From museum reproductions to oar handrails for your home, call us with your needs.

 St. Lawrence Skiff Oar Grip St. Lawrence Skiff Blade
ST. LAWRENCE SKIFF OARS Go to Online Store
Made specifically for St Lawrence Skiffs and those boats which have only a single pin on the rail. The hole in the heavier cross section of the oar is dropped over the pin, thereby using it as a pivot. Various lengths and species are available.
 
Square Loom Oar Grip Square Loom Blade
SQUARE LOOM OARS Go to Online Store
Popularized by RD Culler, these oars are not lathe-turned, and, because of the hand work necessary, are expensive to produce. The square loom inboard of the oarlock is designed to balance against the outboard weight of the oar. If you feel this style would be to your liking, we'd be glad to discuss it and provide a quote.
       
ultra - light oars ultra - light oars
ULTRA - LIGHT OARS Go to Online Store
A term coined by lifeboat racing teams in New Jersey, these spruce oars, while quite light, are heavier in cross section to provide the strength for racing. The trade off on these oars is balance, so they are not recommended for most applications.
 
Rafting and Driftboat Oar Grip Rafting and Driftboat Oar Blade
RAFTING AND DRIFTBOAT OARS Go to Online Store
Custom made for each specific application, please call us with your specifications and we will be glad to provide a quote.
       
 Merrymeeting Bay Sculling Oar Merrymeeting Bay Sculling Oar
MERRYMEETING BAY SCULLING OAR Go to Online Store
A reproduction of the classic sculling oar used in Merrymeeting Bay boats and other duck boats. Made from Spruce for its light weight, it is supplied ready for painting. Length is 8'-10".
 
Sculling Oar Sculling Oar
SHAW & TENNEY SCULLING OAR Go to Online Store
Originally designed for the Seacoast Gunning Float, our Sculling Oar has proven to be superb for all sculling boats. The Sculler uses the oar through a hole in the transom, while lying in a prone position to maintain cover while hunting.

Made from Native Maine ash, the 7'-10" long oar has a non-reflective oil finish and is available with an optional 14" sewn leather.

P.O. Box 213, 20 Water Street, Orono, Maine 04473 - Toll-Free: 800-240-4867 or 207-866-4867
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Shaw & Tenney of Orono, Maine - Hand Crafted Wooden Oars and Paddles since 1858