|Canoe Races in Fifth Annual Water Festival|
Coupeville, Wa. August 1934.
Eleven paddlers from Saanich, BC were winners this year.
Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
|Long wooden canoes with seventy-seven natives|
Original photo from the archives of S.P.H.S.©
Despite the handicap of a ferry strike that reduced water transportation almost to nothing, the Island city was host to thousands of visitors who drove over the Deception Pass Bridge at the northern end of the island to see the program that included parades, Indian games, dances and canoe races with people from twenty tribes, band concerts, street dances and carnival attractions that transformed the main street into a gay midway."
The Seattle Times 20 August 1939