Watch for Tribal Journey canoes at Alki Beach this Thursday


(2008 photo by David Hutchinson)
It’s been a few years since canoes have visited Alki during the annual Tribal Journeys, but it sounds like we can expect a sighting this week. Linda Blackinton (Se-Se-Sa-Such-leetsa) of the Samish Tribe e-mailed to say:

I just found out today, from my brother, that the Samish Tribal Canoes and others, will be leaving Alki Beach (east of the promenade) this Thursday morning, July 21st, at 8:30 a.m. Anyone who wants to come watch them can. I don’t know how many canoes will be there, I only know that is where the Samish are leaving from. Their next stop will be at Suquamish, across the bay, and to the north of Bainbridge. My brother runs his boat as the Support Boat for our tribe, the Samish. Hope you can let everyone know about this.

The Swinomish (headquartered in La Conner) are hosting this year’s Tribal Journey, with landings expected one week from tomorrow.

2 Replies to "Watch for Tribal Journey canoes at Alki Beach this Thursday"

  • Wren Campbell July 20, 2011 (9:47 pm)

    I was down by Alki tonight – the canoes are awesome. I cringed just a little when people kept calling them “boats”. I plan to be down there bright and early tomorrow morning.

    Can anyone who posts on the blog, post a photo on the blog – if so, how is it done?


    • WSB July 20, 2011 (9:50 pm)

      Hi – thanks for asking. Since this is a news site, everything in the news section goes through an editor. You are welcome to share photos, e-mail to or join the West Seattle Blog Flickr group if you use Flickr, and add a picture there. If you use twitter, you can also tweet a photo and be sure to include @westseattleblog so it’ll be called to our attention! – TR

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