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Monday, April 17, 2006

Tacoma Museum Hosts Canoe Carvers; Production of Thea Foss Documentary Under Way

The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum in Tacoma is hosting Native American canoe carvers, who are creating a Salish-style cedar canoe for display at the Tacoma Art Museum and elsewhere. The story is reported in the Tacoma News Tribune. Native styles of canoe carving are resurging in the Puget Sound Area. Carving Cultural Connections of Seattle creates canoes in the Haida style.

The WWMM website also notes that the Foss Waterway Seaport, the Tacoma organization charged with redeveloping the Foss Waterway, and LUNA, a local film and video production company, are producing a documentary on Thea Foss, founder of Foss Maritime, a major force in local maritime history and former owner of the Arthur Foss, an historic 1889 tug now owned by Northwest Seaport. According to WWMM, filmmakers Lucy Ostrander, Nancy Haley and Don Sellers are shooting live footage, working with the Foss family, and capturing historic documents and photos on film.

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