More than 500 people waded into the water or watched from the shore as the paddlers ended their journey Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of others lined a nearby causeway or cheered from parks and bridges along the route.
We spoke with some of the paddlers and recorded some of the songs and filed this audio post card.
Celebration continues through Saturday night. You can watch many of the events on 360North TV or online at 360north.org.
- At 44 years, Festus was the longest-sighted humpback whale recorded in Southeast Alaska.
- Gunfire and an explosion hit Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport, where at least 28 people have died, according to the Turkish Justice Ministry.
- Sealaska officials are working to bring more than $100 million in investments back to southeast Alaska as well as the Pacific Northwest to benefit the company and its shareholders.
- A federal agency wants to create a committee to bridge the gap between federal housing programs and Native communities.