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June 12, 2010

"Secrets of the Schuylkill" River Boat Tour

Join area alums for a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present, and future of the Hidden River. Come aboard the “RiverLoop” and discover the sights and sounds of Philadelphia history as it emerged along the banks of this historic river, dating back to the early 1700s and the establishment of Bartram’s Garden, on to the 1800s and the construction of Fairmount Water Works, and on to the present with its award-winning 21st century skyscrapers marking the Philadelphia skyline. The tour offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

We will hold a brief Club meeting dockside at the conclusion of the tour.

The RiverLoop is a U.S. Coast Guard approved vessel with indoor and outdoor seating, and a bar. Non-alcoholic and bar beverages are for sale during all tours. Tours are not recommended for children under age 4. No carry-on food or beverages are allowed. Tours are subject to cancellation without notice in case of inclement weather or conditions that are deemed unsuitable for navigation by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Date: Saturday, June 12

Time: 1:45 PM -- Meet
         2:00 -- Boat Tour
         Following the tour -- Brief MIT Club meeting, dockside

Location: Walnut Street Dock
            Under the Walnut Street Bridge
            on the east bank of the Schuylkill River
         Philadelphia, PA
         Phone: 215-222-6030
         Tour Web site, Directions & Parking

Cost: $15 for MIT Club Members and their guests
        $20 for non-members
        $10 for young alums '00 & later
        $10 for children under 18

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

MIT Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Larry Ward
         e-mail: lward@alum.mit.edu
         phone: 215-219-1579

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