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A few canoes arriving early in Port Gamble Bay

July 19th, 2011 at Tue, 19th, 2011 at 3:53 pm by Tad Sooter

Port Gamble S’Klallam’s main canoe hosting event is planned for Wednesday, but a few canoes are already trickling in to Point Julia.

According to canoe family organizer Laura Price,  canoes from Quinalt and the Hoh River on the Washington coast have already arrived, along with a canoe from Ahousat on the west side of Vancouver Island.

Another seven canoes departed Port Townsend shortly after noon today, and are expected to arrive at Point Julia this evening. Port Gamble S’Klallam expects to host about 22 total canoes on July 20. Volunteers interested in helping prepare meals for the visiting families can contact Price at

Tad Sooter is the editor of the Kingston Community News and covers the north end of the Kitsap Peninsula for the North Kitsap Herald. Follow him on facebook and reach him by e-mail or at (360) 779-4464.

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