Tag: Haida canoes

Maritime Heritage in the Salish Sea

The Maritime Washington National Heritage Area showcases the rich marine history of the Pacific Northwest. By Lisa Mighetto Sailing is an activity steeped in the past. Who has not cruised by an old wharf or a crumbling pier and wondered what was there before? Or encountered a vintage vessel and imagined its glory days? Sailors are confronted with history and

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Canoes of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest

The First Nations people of the Northwest Coast are renowned for their elegantly engineered canoes. Ranging in length from three to twenty metres, canoes were essential for travel, transport, hunting, and trade. Different coastal communities developed distinctive styles to suit their particular needs. Each canoe is made from a single cedar log, carved and steamed into shape. Haida canoes were

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