During some of my studies of past canoe companies that went out of business, I found this one particularly interesting. Apparently, Yamaha scientists did 160 km trips in some proto-type freighter canoes designed by the Cree. The Waskaganish band were the folks who initiated this business venture with Yamaha. Back then in 1985, there were over 20,000 canoes being used by the Cree and the Inuit. I'm trying to find out what happened to that company in my studies. I'm also trying to find a photo of what this canoe looks like:Yamaha technology combined with Cree designs. Very interesting stuff.