Another West Seattle totem pole is headed off for refurbishment work, done by the same experts who helped get the Rotary Viewpoint Park totem in shape. WSB was at the Log House Museum this afternoon as the crew from Artech, with help from Alki Lumber, picked up the pole that’s been unceremoniously lying on the ground behind the museum for a while. As our video clip above shows, it was a painstaking process to get the pole onto the truck in just the right spot:
It will take about a month to get the pole dried out and treated so that it’s ready for touchups. Once it’s ready to return, it will be placed upright on the west side of the museum, according to director Sarah Frederick:
This is the totem pole that used to be at the Admiral Way Viewpoint, as explained in our story last December (which also includes a photo of how it looked when it stood there; more history here). Grant money will take care of most of the refurbishment costs.
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