I thought they might have a Haida dugout canoe there, and I was itching to see a real one. They do not, though, have one. They have two and quarter. Behold.
They had one in the water; I am not sure if it is open for rent (though I will be asking next time). It is one fine-looking chunk of cedar, though, eh? I find these boats beautiful, not just for the lines, but also for the artwork. Native Northwest art is incredible, and seeing it on a boat is seeing it in a truly natural form.
The second canoe was up on land; not sure what its status is. Her artwork is well displayed, though:
What about the quarter of a canoe? Maybe its less, I can’t tell. They are in process of carving a new one, this from a 37′ log. Very cool. Anyone can go join the carving on Sunday afternoons. Very very cool. Here’s the overview:
Sāādūūts, CWB’s Artist-in-Residence, is a Master Haida carver. He has helped build over 5 canoes in the Seattle area. Currently a 37 foot log is in the early stages of being carved. Everyone is welcome to come help carve, meet Sāādūūts, and become part of the canoe family. Free.
Location: British Columbia, Canada