Duck, duck, no

    Amidst complaints from the Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia and an investigation stemming from the Delaware River accident in July, Ride the Ducks may not be coming to the Schuylkill.


    As the Inquirer reports, the city received just one bid for the land/water city tour — from Ride the Ducks, which is currently under investigation after two Hungarian tourists died in the summer when a duck boat was hit by a barge in the Delaware River.

    Plans to move the tour away from the vessels on the Delaware have been met with opposition from recreation directors along the Schuylkill. A review committee must take these factors into account as plans move forward.

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