Pushed hard, the sturgeon could pull the basswood canoe past it’s displacement speed. Brave Long Gone now had the first planing hull boat on the East Coast. With the fastest canoe in the Chesapeake region, he easily evaded Capt. Smith while he populated much of the upper Potomac River tidal basin with his progeny. In recent years, the guy with the coolest car got all the gals. Imagine how the Indian girls swooned when Brave Long Gone pulled his custom hewn basswood canoe into the cove with a monster sturgeon tucked beneath the bow.