|Northwest Indian War Canoe Championship|
Location, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA.
August 1936.Original photo from the archives of the S.P.H.S.©
|Waist high water and still paddling.|
The natives from LaConner were swamped during the
Championship this year at Coupeville and the
crew from Saanich, BC were the winners,
Both photos from the archives of the Saltwater People Log©
Seattle Times reports in August of 1936:
Indian braves at the start of the annual Northwest Indian War Canoe Championship held at Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Four canoes were swamped in the race that was won by the crew from Saanich tribe of Vancouver Island, BC, shown closest to the camera.