Measuring more than 24 feet-long and 6 feet-wide, this freighter canoe was named after Cree goose hunting guide George Cheechoo of Moose Factory, who guided donor Claude Winters and Douglas Caley on a snow goose hunt in the early 1960s in the Moosonee area. This canoe was originally made at the Rupert House canoe factory in the 1950s by Cree canoe builders in Waskaganish, Quebec, on the southeast coast of James Bay.
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