The Cargo is actually based on the Adirondack cruisers the old trappers used to use. They were literally cargo canoes. Believe it or not, the Esquif Cargo would be considered small by Adirondack standards. They can go up to 24' long and were designed to be paddled through rapids by a single occupant from the rear - while carrying almost a ton of pelts!
I'm not really "into" this kind of boat. It just suits what I wanted - something to take my family, could take power or oar, and was well suited to fishing ledgey rivers.
Deck Rigging Gear