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A limited number of visitors will enjoy free cruises on the yachts Patriot and Liberty. Other excursions include free pedal boating and rowboating at Penn’s Landing Marina. Families can also enjoy free crafts, face painting, prizes, model boat races, and hands-on exhibits.
“Pennsylvania Coast Day is a fun way to experience Philadelphia’s best comeback story: the Delaware River,” said Renée Brecht, director of outreach at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. “Just last year we helped more than 450 people explore the river by boat and rewarded 350 people with prizes.”
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary founded Pennsylvania Coast Day in 2002. This year it will help raise awareness about the upcoming National Estuaries Week on Sept. 16-23. The Delaware Estuary is where fresh water in the Delaware River and Bay mixes with salt water from the ocean.
Within steps of Pennsylvania Coast Day, visitors can also pay to tour the Independence Seaport Museum. Its related attractions include a Patriots & Pirates exhibit and a Citizen Science Lab, among others.
Sponsors for Pennsylvania Coast Day include the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania Coastal Resources Management Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Philadelphia Water Department, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Fairmount Water Works, and Independence Seaport Museum.
Pennsylvania Coast Day is a rain-or-shine event. Information is available here. Callers can also inquire by dialing (800) 445-4935, extension 100.