Hi, I'm new to the forum. I inherited a pair of Wm English Canoe Co paddles from my grandfather. He raced canoes in the Muskoka area around 1912-1913. I have some old trophies from his racing days. Please let me know what you think of the paddles. They are light weight and in good condition. It looks like they may have been reconditioned as there is some lacquer on one of the labels. Would you use these paddles or should they be stored away safely? We had his Sunnyside Cruiser, but unfortunately it was stolen in the early 80's... Any input would be appreciated. Adam.