Alki Beach tomorrow, Suquamish tonight for Tribal Journey canoe families

(WSB photo, 2017)

As first reported here last week, dozens of canoe families participating in this year’s Tribal Canoe Journey – the Power Paddle to Puyallup – are expected to land on Alki Beach tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, July 26th). Their hosts the Muckleshoot Tribe plan to be ready to welcome arrivals as early as noon. The Puyallup-bound canoe families are on the west side of Puget Sound at Suquamish tonight; the schedule for their stop there says they’ll be leaving as early as 8 am. More canoes are visiting Alki this year than last because rather than this being a stop on the way north, this year it’s a southbound stop close to the end of the journey (see the map here). After arriving on Alki, canoe families and their support crews will travel to the Muckleshoot Powwow Grounds in Auburn for the night. During our coverage tomorrow, we’ll report on plans for the Friday departure, which also usually draws spectators

5 Replies to "Alki Beach tomorrow, Suquamish tonight for Tribal Journey canoe families"

  • Richard Spry July 26, 2018 (9:14 pm)

    Any update on what time the boats will be leaving Alki?  Would very much like to respectfully bid them a safe voyage –

    • WSB July 26, 2018 (9:21 pm)

      Hi, we have that in our coverage from today. Sometime between 7 and 9, security told us.
      https://westseattleblog.com/2018/07/happening-now-tribal-journeys-canoes-arriving-at-alki-beach/

    • V July 27, 2018 (8:33 am)

      Any update on Friday ALKI am departure?

      • WSB July 27, 2018 (9:37 am)

        Hi, co-publisher Patrick spent an hour there and is just back. Seems to be a staggered departure – two canoes had left by the time he had to pack up and come back due to other things this morning.

        • WSB July 27, 2018 (10:15 am)

          More have headed out, visible now from Beach Drive.

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