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Celebration at Penns Landing Saturday for Pa. Coast Day

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The Delaware River along Penn’s Landing will be alive with activity on Saturday.

KYW’s Mark Abrams reports that it’s all for “Pennsylvania Coast Day”.

Jennifer Adkins is executive director of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, which is the primary sponsor of the event.

She says activities on Saturday between 11am and 4pm will focus on the river as both a drinking-water resource and a recreational outlet.

Adkins says because the Delaware River in the Philadelphia-Camden area is affected by the tide, the stretch still is considered connected to the coast:

“When we think about coastal areas, that part of Pennsylvania that’s on the Delaware River is a coastal area and a lot of people don’t think of it that way but it is actually part of our coast.”

In addition to all kinds of family oriented events at the Independence Seaport Museum, two schooners – the A.J. Meerwald and the North Wind will take passengers out for a sail and the RiverLink ferry also will operate for tours.

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