Also in the early 1960s, wood framed freighter canoes began to replace kayaks. These were first paddled or sailed and later powered by outboard engines. Today the engines are more powerful and the canoes much faster.

Freighter canoes remain very essential for hunting our marine coastal waters. We use freighter canoes to go almost anywhere; they can carry heavy loads, and can be used safely in broken ice. Since freighter canoes sit low in the water, they provide a good platform for hunting marine mammals. With them we can hunt seals and other sea mammals and reach good hunting areas as long as they are not too far from shore.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada

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