Builder Byron Marks writes that this canoe, launched Sept 3, 2002, roughly follows the lines of the Freedom 17 designed by Steve Killing (found in "Canoecraft" by Ted Moores). For the hull, he used white cedar with walnut accents. Laminated walnut, cherry, and tiger maple form the wales, while the stems are formed from laminated maple and cherry. The seats are hand caned on tiger maple frames, and the decks are made from book-matched crotch maple. He and his wife, Cindy, use the canoe for fishing and paddling on the lakes and streams of Kentucky and Ohio.