WEDNESDAY: Tribal Journeys canoe families due to stop at Alki

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(WSB photo, July 2016)

ORIGINAL SUNDAY REPORT, 6:25 PM: Again this year, dozens of Northwest tribes are sending canoes on a regional journey to a gathering site, and Alki Beach is one of the stops along the way. Last year was the first time in four years that they stopped at Alki, where the Muckleshoots are the hosts; here’s our coverage of their arrival and their departure. Last year the canoe families were headed to the South Sound; this year, participants are taking separate routes to Campbell River, British Columbia, with arrival there on August 5th. The Alki stop is set for this Wednesday, July 19th, departing the next day; we don’t have specific times yet but will update when we do.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: We’re told the arrivals are expected around 3 pm.

6 Replies to "WEDNESDAY: Tribal Journeys canoe families due to stop at Alki"

  • ls July 19, 2017 (8:35 am)

    Any updates about timing of this? It was so cool to watch last year.

    • WSB July 19, 2017 (8:45 am)

      Just got a reply! 3 pm.

  • BG July 19, 2017 (12:02 pm)

    First canoes will likely come in around 2pm. They are south of Fauntleroy ferry terminal now. 

    • WSB July 19, 2017 (12:32 pm)

      Thank you!

  • Blb July 19, 2017 (3:26 pm)

    How long will the event be @ Alki, today?

    • WSB July 19, 2017 (4:20 pm)

      What I’ve written above is all the information we have, both from being there and from what little I found online. The canoes will be there until they leave tomorrow morning. I believe the eight canoes we counted before leaving are the entirety of this group so far – since they’ll be adding more along the journey to B.C. And they were all catching shuttles to Auburn so pretty much what remains is a chance to go look at the canoes (Muckleshoot security is watching them while everybody’s off in Auburn) – TR

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