Historic Places in South Jersey

Historic Places in South Jersey

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

APerfectDay

On Friday, a friend and I took a delightful boat ride on the Maurice River down to the Mauricetown Bridge from the Millville Port at Ware Street.
We saw ospreys and eagles both nesting and perching and enjoyed the lovely view of the river banks including the Millville Bluffs.  We passed the historic Burcham Farm house also and the long dyke that preserves the farm land from the reach of the river. 
There were about two dozen people on the boat and all were equally awed by the view of our national symbol, the eagle.  The captain provided several photo albums of historic Millville along with his interesting commentary.
Because it was "Seniors Friday" the boat ride only cost $10.  It departed at 1:00 p.m. and returned at 3:00 p.m.  Call ahead to reserve your seat (856) 327-1530, Captain Dave Scherer. 
The perfect day was made even more wonderful by a delicious lunch at Wilflower Earthly Vegan FAre at 501N. High Street in the Arts District.  We had grilled vegetable wraps, black bean soup with carrots in it, and for dessert, blueberry cheesecake. 
Tomorrow, for Father's Day, I'll be joining my cousin Patty in Cape May to tour the World War II Watch Tower now a memorial to veterans of that war.  We think it is a fit way to spend Father's Day as my father, her uncle, was a Navy man and veteran of the war.  He served in troop transports in both the North Atlantic and the South Pacific.  The last book he was reading before he died a year ago was The Battle for Tassaferongo; he had been there.  I'll let you know about the Watch Tower after I visit.

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