Paddlers prepare for weeklong journey to Celebration

On May 29, a 39-foot canoe of Wrangell paddlers will start the week-long, 150-nautical-mile journey to Juneau for Celebration, the biennial Native culture festival.

This year marks the first time Wrangell will have its own canoe making the journey since 2014, signifying a return of enthusiasm for canoe culture in town.

Canoes from other communities will make the journey alongside Wrangell, including Juneau, Kasaan, Metlakatla and a veterans' canoe - all beginning in Wrangell.

Up to seven other canoes are expected to arrive in Wrangell in the days leading up to May 29.

A community potluck will...


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