skipper (253) 350-7118


Other Links

Snohomish Tribe

Burke Museum - Canoe

Marine Forecast

Lushootseed - Puyallup language



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The following is an excerpt from Anita's Story (Tribal Journeys 2007 Paddle to Lummi):

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Mary was skipper on the Blue Heron and Ire was lead puller on the Raven. For a few private moments when other people were talking back and forth across the canoes, Mary and Ire were sharing their experiences in Lushootseed. It was moving to me. How long has it been since people have talked between canoes in Lushootseed, having an authentic, non-rehearsed exchange in traditional canoes?


Thank  you  Laughs-a-lot (Anita)

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Need Singer/Dancers

for Kent International Festival

Sat June 3 perform @ 10AM 

Call or text to let me know when you like to practice pull.

If you want to go to Campbell River, fill out 

"I plan to travel" form. For those under 18, I need a Notarized form (both parents/Gardians) and Parents Promise signed.

Paddle practice

TJ '17 Tentative schedule



TJ '17 to Cape Mudge & Campbell River

Subject to change

Jul 20  Edmonds  to  Camano Is.  24.5 miles

Jul 21  Rest

Jul 22 Camano Is. to Swinomiosh   22 miles

Jul 23 Swinomish to Samish (Antecortes)   12 miles  

Jul 24 Samish to Lopez Is  19 miles

Jul 25 Lopez Is to Roche Harbour  21 miles

Jul 26 Roche Harbour to Tsawout  12.5 miles

Jul 26 Tsawout to Tsartlip 19 miles

Jul 27  Sartlip to Duncan/Cowichan 16 miles

Jul 28 Cowichan to Ladysmith/Shell Beach  24 miles

Jul 29 Shell Beach to Nanaimo   27 Miles

Jul 30 Nanaimo to Nanoose   23 miles

Aug 1  Nanoose to Qualcum Beach   28 miles

Aug 2 Qualcum Beach to Comox   25 miles

Aug 3  Comox to Miracle Beach   14 miles

Aug 4  Rest

Aug 5  Miracle Beach to Campbell River    12 miles

     Empty canoe trailers to lot beside Home Depot (Campbell River)

     Camp at Quinsam Reserve (Campbell River)

Aug 8 Protocol at Campbell River Big House


We will travel again with the Samish. 


   TJ '18 to Puyallup


Calendar as of  05/26/2017

Fri-Sun May 26-29 Folklife Canoe to be delivered Sat about 930am

Sat Jun 3 at 9am Kent International Festival (Showare Center 625 W James St Kent, WA 98032)

Sat Jun 10 at 10am Solo Pt

Thu Jun 15 Parade of Sails-Tia Foss Waterway

Fri Jun 16 at Ft Columbia St Pk Chinook first Salmon

Sat Jun 17 at 10am Skipper Mtg Swinomish

Sat Jun 24 at 9am Low Tide Festival meet at Redondo Beach Boat Launch

Jul  1 at 10am from Solo Pt

Sat Jul 8 at 9 am Al-Pac Elem 310 Milwaukee Blvd N, Pacific, WA 98047 Booth at Pacific City Park (accross from 319 3 Ave SE)

Jul 15 ???

Jul 20 - Aug 13 Tribal Journys

Aug 21 -25 Columbia River - Chinook paddle



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The Blue Heron

The (Great) Blue Heron has a subspecies that does not migrate. One  such colony is in the Black River (not now existing) area located  between Renton and Tukwila. A potential subdivision now threatens  this colony. There is a effort to save this colony. See: http://www.heronsforever.org/



Redondo Beach - From I-5 between Federal Way and Kent take Exit 147 (S. 277 St) turn west. Go past Pac. Hiway S. At top of bluff road will turn south and wind down to water. Just past Salty's Restaurant is a pay-to park lot. parking on street may be unavailable. #Redondo

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Solo Point - From I-5 south of Tacoma take Exit 119  and head west. Immediately after the RR tracks veer right onto the Steilacoom-Dupont Rd. At 2.0 miles turn left (west) onto a paved road. On your left will be brown Wa. St. outline sign.  Stay on this road for 2 more miles until you meet the water and boat launch.#

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Alki Pt. -  from I-5 take the West Seattle Freeway. Take the Avalon-Harbor Ave exit/ Turn right onto Harbor Ave. Just pass Salty's and Alki Crab is Kayak and skin dive park. Take second drive to boat launch.

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Cathaloptle Plankhouse - South on I-5 to exit 14 -west on SR 501 2.5 miles to Stop light/sign - right (north) on to Main about .8 mile - left into Wild Life Refuge

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