A work crew and some heavy equipment moved the canoe in front of Kettleson Memorial Library on Wednesday morning.
The wooden canoe is adorned with Tlingit designs, and has been parked between Centennial Hall and Kettleson for years. It was commissioned in the late 1960s by the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, and carved by George Benson, Herman Kitka and Andrew Hope.
The city of Sitka is redesigning the grounds around the canoe. So, it made the trip across the construction site on a flatbed truck to its temporary home in the Crescent Harbor shelter. It will remain there until renovations are complete.
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Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell.
Current Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 47. Southeast wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.