Zimmerman River Discovery Boat Ride

I am so sorry about taking so long to since I have blogged but summer has been a whirl wind.  Here it is August and there are so many things we haven’t got done.  Anyway back to my new story.

I received a email about things to do in our area.  One of the things listed was the River Discovery Boat Tour which was free.  Well David and I are really into free and boats so I grabbed us some tickets.

River Discovery Boat Tours (susquehannaheritage.org)

We loaded into the pontoon boat or party boat as we used to call them.

We were on Lake Clark that is between two dams on the Susquehanna River.

We learned a lot about the history of the area.  As we were at one of the dams we were told that on the one side of it the water was only 14 feet deep but the silt was way deeper than the water.  They used to dredge it to keep it from getting so deep but they have quit that now.  I don’t think I would want to go into the river in that area.  All the silt comes from the quarries up river.

We turned around and started heading to the other dam.

As we came up on this I thought it was some old bridge that used to cross the lake but as we got closer this is what I saw.

I thought this cloud looked like a man wearing a fedora.  Do you see it?

We were moving up the lake now.





Our tour guide was really good.

She told us that the bridge at this end was built 5 times.  During the Civil War the Yankees burned the bridge so the Confederates couldn’t get across.  In doing so some of the town on the Confederate side started on fire.  The Confederate soldiers helped the town people fight the fire to save the town.  We were also told that if they would have made it across the river there may have been a different outcome of the war.

Also something interesting was that there is a part of the old canal that was built where the donkeys would pull the barges down the canal.

You can see the opening where the canal was.

We went by the marina.

We headed back to the dock.

On our trip we did have one rescue.  One of the ladies with us lost her hat and we turned around to scoop it up with the net.  Glad it was just a hat.

We thanked our wonderful crew for the great ride.  We will do this again I am sure.

I did have to take a couple of flower photos on the way back to the car.

On the way home we stopped at a Deadhead Brewery called Hell in a Bucket on the way home. 

Nice way to end a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Author: olehippies

I am a freelance travel writer and photographer. I love to travel with my loving husband. I like to see how the locals live better than going on tours. I love reading and will be reviewing books for everyone.

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