Marine

By John Harrod, Manager, Dupont Environmental Education Center
 
This past Thursday was a great fall day for an outing on the Christina River with a clear sky and a light breeze. On this day, the Delaware Nature Society led a late afternoon historic river cruise. Participants were treated to accounts of the river by Sally O’Byrne, DNS naturalist and co-author of Wilmington’s Waterfront.

 

Some happy boaters by John Harrod

Some happy boaters by John Harrod

Sally O’Byrne’s details of the waterfront’s history was extensive and informative, but as a summary,  it has a very rich industrial history that includes building the first iron hulled yacht to win the America’s Cup and making significant contributions to the navel efforts of WWII. 

Christina River ship building remnants by John Harrod

Christina River ship building remnants by John Harrod

Being on the water allowed us views not often seen riverfront including Swedes landing. I am going to let the photos do the rest of the talking. Enjoy the pictorial journey!
Swedes Landing by John Harrod

Swedes Landing by John Harrod

 

 

 

 

 

Christina landing by John Harrod

Christina landing by John Harrod

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat at sunset by John Harrod

Boat at sunset by John Harrod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justison landing at dusk by John Harrod

Justison landing at dusk by John Harrod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to spend some time on the  Christina River, DNS has a canoe trip this Saturday, October 31st that puts in the water near Churchman’s marsh and paddes down to the DuPont Environmental Education Center. For details visit: http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/fp09_adult.html#deec.