This bevy of swan boats is ready for the Delaware River.
This will be the second year the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has offered swan boats for rent, along with kayaks, at the Penn's Landing Marina.
Last year, DRWC leased the bird boats. They proved very popular, so DRWC spent $10,000 to purchase 13 of the pedal-powered boats, used. Repairs and cosmetic fixes were made over the winter, and the swans are now ready for the season, which begins May 19.
Among the highlights of winter activities: 1,300 city school kids learned to skate at the Blue Cross River Rink through the Great Skates program. They were also given passes to come all season for free. There is capacity to get more kids on the ice next year, Woosnam said. DRWC is looking for donations to cover the cost, she said - $1,000 pays for one class of students.