Mystery paddle

newnan man

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This paddle was found by my wife a couple of weeks ago floating in the surf near Jupiter Fl. She is a shell nut and travels all over Florida looking for unique shells. I feel this is Cuban as near where this was found a homemade raft washed ashore & was on the tv news. I don't think it could be Bahamian as it would have had to cross the gulf stream. People are still fleeing Cuba's wonderful socialist dictatorship.
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crashbandicoot

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I can,t tell you anything about it,s origin newnan but it has some pretty grain in that wood.I agree with smokey,use a little oil finish to accent that grain and you,ll have something pretty.Just a thought,if the type of wood can be ID,ed that might give you a better clue to it,s origin.
 

billb

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This paddle was found by my wife a couple of weeks ago floating in the surf near Jupiter Fl. She is a shell nut and travels all over Florida looking for unique shells. I feel this is Cuban as near where this was found a homemade raft washed ashore & was on the tv news. I don't think it could be Bahamian as it would have had to cross the gulf stream. People are still fleeing Cuba's wonderful socialist dictatorship. View attachment 1986822 View attachment 1986820 View attachment 1986821
This paddle was found by my wife a couple of weeks ago floating in the surf near Jupiter Fl. She is a shell nut and travels all over Florida looking for unique shells. I feel this is Cuban as near where this was found a homemade raft washed ashore & was on the tv news. I don't think it could be Bahamian as it would have had to cross the gulf stream. People are still fleeing Cuba's wonderful socialist dictatorship. View attachment 1986822 View attachment 1986820 View attachment 1986821
This paddle was found by my wife a couple of weeks ago floating in the surf near Jupiter Fl. She is a shell nut and travels all over Florida looking for unique shells. I feel this is Cuban as near where this was found a homemade raft washed ashore & was on the tv news. I don't think it could be Bahamian as it would have had to cross the gulf stream. People are still fleeing Cuba's wonderful socialist dictatorship. View attachment 1986822 View attachment 1986820 View attachment 1986821
Congratulations...it’s such a beautiful recovery
 

Blak bart

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Hey newnan !!.....I think your right with the cuban origin.....many rafts get caught up in the keys before they make it up that far. I have seen many paddles such as yours left onboard the rafts !! I even have a couple I brought home also. Cheers mate !!
 

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