About the Authors

Alan Hoover worked as a curator and manager at the Royal BC Museum. He published a historical account of canoe racing in Northwest Washington State and Southwest British Columbia titled Southern Northwest Coast Indigenous Canoe Racing: A Brief History (2018).

Eugene Arima (Ph.D.) was a researcher at National Historic Parks and Sites, Parks Canada. He authored A Report on A West Coast Whaling Canoe Reconstructed at Port Renfrew, B.C. (1975). He is the principal author of The Whaling People of Vancouver Island and Cape Flattery (2011).


Leslie Lincoln is a Radio Electronics Officer at Matson Navigation Company. She is the author of Coast Salish Canoes (1991) published by the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington.

Joe Martin is an internationally recognized master canoe builder who has built more than 60 Nuu-chah-nulth style canoes. He is an elected member of the council of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.

J.D. Simpson was a Tlingit boatbuilder and the author described as “someone who knows the work”.