Oh the Grand Laker! Wow, this was the canoe that changed the life of the many guides and sportsman on the great lakes of Maine and the far north. Before the outboard was invented, the guides and their fishing clients were towed to the secrect fishing spots, then towed home at the end of the day. then came along the 8 hp Johnson outboard. So a square stern with a wider midship for larger carrying capacity was built, racing back and forth unencumbered, with new outboard. This new innovation soon became the must have!