Slideshow | One People Canoe Society canoe launch

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One of two canoes is made ready at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. The two canoes will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Ceremonial songs preceed the launching of two canoes at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Ceremonial songs preceed the launching of two canoes at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Custom-made paddles lay ready at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. Two canoes will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The twenty Juneau paddlers were given cedar hats to wear for their trip to Wrangell. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Paddlers listen to a pray before launching two canoes from the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. The two Juneau boats will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Ceremonial songs preceed the launching of two canoes at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Elder John Martin says a few words to the twenty paddlers before they leave the Douglas Boat Harbor for Wrangell on Wednesday. His nephew, Douglas Chilton, left, is the leader of the Juneau delegation. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Paddlers wait as ceremonial songs are sung before the launching of two canoes from the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. The two Juneau boats will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Trip leader Doug Chilton says goodbye to his new son before two canoes leave the Douglas Boat Harbor for Wrangell on Wednesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Elder John Martin says a few words to the twenty paddlers before they leave the Douglas Boat Harbor for Wrangell on Wednesday. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The first of two canoes leaves the dock at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. The two canoes will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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The two Juneau canoes paddle out of the Douglas Boat Harbor on their way to Wrangell for the dedication of the Chief Shakes Tribal House starting May 3. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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Two canoes lead by Douglas Chilton head down Gastineau Channel on their week-long voyage to Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
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One of two canoes leaves the dock at the Douglas Boat Harbor on Wednesday. The two canoes will converge with at least seven other canoes in Wrangell to celebrate the restoration of the Chief Shakes Tribal House. Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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