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This totem pole a family project

Kevin Paul mentors son-in-law Camas Logue


August 26, 2020

He is a musician, a chef, a craftsman and a painter.

Now Camas Logue is carving out a new niche in his adopted hometown.

The 36-year-old Portland native, who resides with his wife, Katherine, on North First Street, has spent much of August helping carve three ceremonial cedar totem poles that will be installed near the Swinomish Tribal Community’s signature cedar hat pavilions.

Logue passed his first traditional carving test with flying colors – and not just those he applied to the stylish migrating salmon images that highlight the poles.

“He’s done a good job,” Logue’s...

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