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Catalog Number WF 0276
Caption Indian Canoe Race
Description Close up of Indian racing canoes on Guemes channel. The first recorded Indian canoe race at Anacortes was held July 4, 1890. The boat race then became a fairly regular staple of July 4th celebrations in Anacortes, mounted by the local business community. Races were sponsored in 1904, 1905, 1908, 1911, and 1913. For example, the 6-8-1905, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Preparing for glorious 4th." "Grand parade, after dinner will be grand Indian canoe race on waterfront opposite Taylor Hotel. Then the grand free clam bake with a large amount of clams to be baked under direction of Mr. R. J. Petersen. Indian Canoe race will be more elaborate than the previous year and participated in by more tribes." See also, WF 0274, 0275, 0277, 0278.
Date 1900s, c. early
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Native American
Transportation - Maritime
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Indian canoe race
Guemes Channel
4th of July
Object Name Print, Photographic