Delaware River

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Washington's River Crossing Saved—by a Bunch of Kids

Students' handmade rowboats can cross the Delaware River despite low water levels

(Newser) - George Washington and his troops' annual Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River has been saved by boats made by children. Organizers had feared Monday's crossing would have to be canceled because low water levels in the river between Pennsylvania and New Jersey would have made it impossible for... More »

Washington May Not Be Able to Recross the Delaware

Low water levels may keep re-enactors stuck on shore

(Newser) - The annual re-enactment of George Washington's daring 1776 crossing of the Delaware River draws large crowds of families and history fans to both sides of the river in Pennsylvania and New Jersey each year on Christmas. But the re-enactors may be kept out of the water this year unless... More »

Second Body, Sunken Duck Boat Recovered

Body believed to be missing Hungarian student

(Newser) - Recovery workers pulled a second body from the Delaware River in Philadelphia today, followed by the sightseeing vessel that sank after a collision with a barge Wednesday. The body is believed to be that of Szablcs Prem, 20, the Inquirer reports . Crews recovered the body of 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner earlier... More »

Body Found After Duck Boat Crash

Authorities believe it is missing 16-year-old

(Newser) - A female body that could turn out to be that of Dora Schwendtner, the 16-year-old Hungarian tourist who disappeared in the wake of yesterday’s duck boat crash , was pulled from the Delaware River today. A fisherman spotted the floating corpse at about 4:45am, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. A... More »

2 People Missing After Barge Hits Tour Boat

Search is under way on the Delaware River

(Newser) - A sightseeing "duck boat" carrying 37 people overturned today after being hit by a barge, spilling passengers into the Delaware River and leaving two people missing. The other 35 were pulled from the water by rescue boats. TV reports said nine people were taken to the hospital with minor... More »

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