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News story in USACE Seattle District News

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Tribal Canoe Journey to pass through Locks on July 31, 2006

July 6, 2006

SEATTLE — More than 80 canoes and support vessels are scheduled to pass through the Ballard Locks July 31. The canoes are scheduled to leave Suquamish, Wash., at 6 a.m. and should arrive at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard by 10 a.m. The estimated time it will take to pass the canoes through the Locks is one to two hours.

   The canoes will then travel through the ship canal and are scheduled to arrive at their final destination of Sand Point and Magnuson Park at around 3 p.m.

   The staff at the Locks has been cooperatively working with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, who is hosting the event, to make their passage through the Locks a safe experience.

   The tribes will be escorted by the U.S. Coast Guard from Suquamish to the Locks and then by the Harbor police as they make their way to Sandpoint.
   The dedicated staff at the Chittenden Locks safely passes about 67,000 vessels each year, making it the nation’s busiest set of locks.

   For more information about the Locks or locking through, please check the website CLICK HERE.   

Read the original story CLICK HERE.

As reported in the US Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District News  CLICK HERE   


2 Responses

  1. Thank you Terrance. Please see the page we made with your story about these happenings at . We look forward to learnng more and being able to witness these great hisotirc events.

  2. is about our Tsimshian Historic Cultural event 2007. Where 17 Tsimshian Canoes will be carved starting in Tulilap Tribe Reservations then moves to Prince Rupert, BC. Canoes completed there in BC and then last July and first of August 2007 an re-enactment of Tsimshian move to Alaska from BC.

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