skipper (253) 350-7118


Other Links

Snohomish Tribe

Burke Museum - Canoe

Marine Forecast

Lushootseed - Puyallup language



back to top of page

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

back to top of page

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)

back to top of page

back to top of page

back to top of page

back to top of page


If you want to go to Campbell River, fill out 

"I plan to travel" form. For those under 18, I need the chaperone form Notarized (both parents/Guardians) and the Parents Promise signed along with the $35.

Paddle practice

TJ '17 Tentative schedule

You tube Video's




TJ '17 to Cape Mudge & Campbell River

Subject to change

Thu Jul 20  Edmonds  to  Camano Is.  24.5 miles

Fri Jul 21  Rest

Sat Jul 22 Camano Is. to Swinomiosh   22 miles

Sun Jul 23 Swinomish to Samish (Antecortes)   12 miles  

Mon Jul 24 Samish to Lopez Is  19 miles

Tue Jul 25 Lopez Is to Roche Harbour  21 miles

Wed Jul 26 Roche Harbour to Tsawout  12.5 miles

Thu Jul 27 Tsawout to Tsartlip 19 miles

Fri Jul 28  Sartlip to Duncan/Cowichan 16 miles

Sat Jul 29 Cowichan to Ladysmith/Shell Beach  24 miles

Sun Jul 30 Shell Beach to Nanaimo   27 Miles

Mon Jul 31 Nanaimo to Nanoose   23 miles

Tue Aug 1  Nanoose to Qualcum Beach   28 miles

Wed Aug 2 Qualcum Beach to Comox   25 miles

Thu Aug 3  Rest

Fri Aug 4 Comox to Cape Mudge 26 miles

Camp at Quinsam Reserve (Campbell River). Empty canoe trailers to lot beside Home Depot (Campbell River)

Sat Aug 5  Cape Mudge to Campbell River    1 miles


Sun Aug 6 Protocol at Campbell River Big House


We will travel again with the Samish. 


   TJ '18 to Puyallup


Calendar as of  07/04/2017

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 20 - Aug 13 Tribal Journys

Sun Aug 20 after 4pm -Aug 25 Columbia River - Chinook paddle



http://youtu.be/QJOC92S98C4 http://youtu.be/Z2NOzZQwT6c http://youtu.be/1QTiCcgbi4E

back to top of page


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

back to top of page


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.#

back to top of pageSolo point

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.

back to top of page

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

back to top of page


back to top of page