Waterfront: Church Group Maintains Mission to Help Visiting Seamen

Waterfront: Church Group Maintains Mission to Help Visiting Seamen

A nonprofit nearly two centuries old is still working hard to serve the men who come into one of the world’s largest freshwater ports. The Seamen’s Church Institute of Philadelphia and South Jersey has made it their mission since their founding in 1843 to serve the well-being and religious needs of seafarers coming from anywhere […]

 

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Waterfront: Educator Says Waterways Cleaner Than Ever Before

Anne Harvey, an environmental scientist and educator at Fairmount Water Works, has made a career out of being a “water advocate.” With degrees in biology and geology, Harvey recently made the switch from working in a laboratory all day to educating visitors on the state of Philadelphia waterways. Harvey became involved with Fairmount Water Works […]

 

Delaware Waterfront: Five Places To See

Delaware Waterfront: Five Places To See

Philadelphia’s Delaware River is a major source of both industry and recreation, with many of its landmarks bearing important historical relevance. Bustling ports operate next to tranquil fishing holes, and history can be found at every bend of the river. The entire span of Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront is in the midst of a dramatic […]