Could duck boats return to a different river?

    Would the Schuylkill River be a better home for the tourist boats than the congested Delaware?

    The U.S. Coast Guard report into the Delaware River Duck Boat crash could be out within the next two weeks, The boats could be switching rivers.

    City Councilman Frank DiCicco says he doesn’t want to see the duck boats leave the city and there is talk of them moving to the Schuylkill River as an alternative to the busy Delaware where the crash happened.

    “There have been some discussions yeah, I’m not sure exactly where the ramp would be built There are a lot of great places, there are some great views of the city I think it’s a great amenity, I think we need to keep the ducks in the city 200 thousand people used it last year, there are 50 to 100 people working for the duck boat industry in Philadelphia. That’s a lot of jobs.”

    Mayor Michael Nutter says once the Coast Guard makes its report public, the city will review it and go from there. Nutter says moving them to the Schuylkill is a possibility.

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