More than 1,600 boats are slated to take part in this year’s regatta.
It happened around 5:15 p.m. on Martin Luther King Driver near Girard Avenue.
There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.
Philadelphia police are investigating the discovery of a body in the Schuylkill River early Monday morning.
Officials say three passengers were aboard the boat when the vessel struck something and broke apart around 6:45 p.m. in West Norriton.
Police are awaiting a search warrant for a home in southwest Philadelphia that may be connected to Wednesday morning’s Schuylkill River murders.
Philadelphia police are investigating a stabbing, an alleged abduction and the discovery of two bodies in the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park.
The dramatic scene played out Thursday morning near Kelly Drive and West Hunting Park Avenue.
Crews rescued a woman from the Schuylkill River Thursday morning, then pulled another woman out of the Delaware River a short time later.
Two men have received prison terms for their role in the abduction and killing of a teenage mother during a robbery in Atlantic City.
A US Geological Survey study of fish in Pennsylvania’s three major river basins, the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio, has found signs of contamination by hormone-mimicking compounds.
Pennsylvania has the nation’s seventh-highest volume of toxic chemicals being released into its waterways, according to a new report. New Jersey ranks 14th. Now, a coalition of environmental groups is urging greater protection for local waterways.
Figures show the Schuylkill River is the 17th most polluted local watershed in America. The Delaware River ranks even higher.
Dragon boats have taken over the Schuylkill River for the 8th annual Independence Regatta.
On this day, technician Karl Solmssen was cleaning Einar Jonsson’s statue of Viking explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni, along Boathouse Row.