On Saturday and Sunday my husband and I watched from the Port of Mabana on Saratoga Passage looking west as the canoes paddled their way north towards LaConner. It was inspiring to watch these amazing vessels and imagine the experience. They navigated their way against significant headwinds most of the day.
This traditional Coast Salish gathering has been more impressive each year with participation from as far away as Alaska. The ones here are heading north and probably intending to arrive at Cama Beach State Park which is one of the camping sites for the journey.
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One of the Canoes from a distance
Indian Canoe on the Paddle to Swinomish 2011
Canoes with Coast Guard ship nearby
Our Women’s Legacy Project now has a new home –
We have 67 stories and are hoping for 100 – if you would like to contribute, please contact info at snocoheritage.org – our editorial committee will consider all new biographical stories about women in Snohomish County history. We especially welcome histories of women’s organizations!
League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations
Thanks to Margaret Riddle, Betty Lou Gaeng of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society and Louise Lindgren of Index for their new additions to the Women’s Legacy Project biographical histories. We now have 60 of 100 planned women’s stories – now including many untold stories of Native American women and Louise’s account of the life of a midwife, a profession that still exists in a much different form. Please look over the updated list. The names, professions, places and other details for finding stories you are interested in can be found by using our google custom search from our website.
More are to come, we have several being worked on – to contact us about contributions, email me below.
–Karen Prasse, Loscho President