Indian canoe experience

Published June 9, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

Bowman Bay was particularly busy Saturday. Samish canoe Eshas joined the mix of recreational kayaks as Swinomish and Samish tribes hosted the annual Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration (see more photos “In the News” section). Traditional native canoe crews included tribal members and guests.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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