Special Spirit Power, War Spirit Power, Thunder Power and Chain Lightning was unique to the Dungeness people. The S'Klallams would display this power in the manner that they entered a village for a potlatch or gathering.

From the Dance Plaza House Post Carvings - Dale Faulstich, Lead Carver and Designer.
Assistant Carvers: Nathan Gillis and  Ed Charles.  Volunteer carvers:  Harry Burlingone and Don Walsh.

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Sunday, August 2

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Blog for August 2, 2009 - Port Townsend to Port Gamble

Because of the tides, we got to sleep in a bit, and awoke to this magnificent sunrise over the Indigo a support boat for a canoe crew from Alaska.


We had a wonderful breakfast prepared by ground crew at 7 a.m., and then went down to the beach to smudge and take off. Irv had a ground crew member from another Tribe take this group shot of everyone who was there with us this morning.

The whole group

When we took off, we rounded the tip of the Quimper Peninsula, and got to see the Victorian Seaport side of Port Townsend.

The water was calm and it was a beautiful day. We pulled east to Indian Island where we saw a nuclear submarine at the dock. We went under the bridge that connects Indian Island to the mainland, and then stopped for a potty break at Oak Bay County Park and continued on past the Hood Canal (and the bridge, which seemed particularly long when paddling its length). Shortly after that, we could see the old mill site at Port Gamble, and knew that the Port Gamble reservation was just past there. We had been on the water for nearly 7 hours, and unlike yesterdays; cool, foggy weather, today was hot and sunny, which made us all thirsty and tired.

When we finally pulled around the Port Gamble dock, we rafted up the two canoes.

We paddled toward shore, where Taya asked for permission to come ashore, and it was granted by the Port Gamble Princess.

Leaving Port Townsend

Port Gamble Princes and Tribal Chair Jeromy Sullivan

Ashore, there was food and drink, craft booths and shuttles up to camp. We all look forward to dinner at 6 p.m., which we hears will be oysters and clams! Yum!

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