PHOTOS: Canoe families arrive at Alki

12:33 PM: As previewed, tribal canoe families headed north on the Paddle to Lummi have begun arriving at Alki Beach for an overnight stay hosted by the Muckleshoot Tribe. Far fewer than last year since this is near the start of the northbound route, as opposed to last year, when it was toward the end of a southbound journey – about 15 are expected today, Muckleshoot cultural director Willard Bill Jr. told WSB.

The canoes will remain on the beach overnight, departing tomorrow, headed northwest to the next stop, hosted by the Suquamish Tribe. Updates to come!

1:46 PM; All here:

Buses still line the water side of Alki Ave. SW to transport the visitors to the Muckleshoot HQ in Auburn.

ADDED THURSDAY EVENING: More photos. The arrivals coincided with a very low low tide, so there was a considerable distance to haul the canoes up onto the beach.

Next three photos are by David Hutchinson, capturing some of the details of the canoes:

At the next stop in Suquamish, the canoe families will stop for two nights, Friday and Saturday.

3 Replies to "PHOTOS: Canoe families arrive at Alki"

  • LyndaB July 18, 2019 (1:31 pm)

    I’m glad they have great weather. 

  • Luvsseattle July 18, 2019 (4:27 pm)

    It was such an enjoyable sight to see today!

  • Kathleen Fueger July 18, 2019 (9:41 pm)

    Welcome to Alki and safe travels to you all! 

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