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RiverLink Ferry Resumes Operation

CAMDEN– The RiverLink Ferry returned to regular service on Wednesday, the Delaware River Port Authority announced.

The ferry was taken out of service Monday to repair a malfunctioning radar system. The vessel’s radar is now working normally, authority spokesman Tim Ireland said.

The ferry crosses the Delaware River between Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia and the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

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RiverLink Ferry Service is Closed for Repairs


RiverLink Ferry service is suspended on the Delaware

Published: Monday, June 11, 2012, 4:18 PM     Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 4:25 PM

The ferry, which crosses the Delaware between Adventure Aquarium here and Penn’s Landing on the Philadelphia side, will remain out of service until repairs are made.

“We need radar in order to see other ships and boats in the channel,” said Tim Ireland, spokesman for the Delaware River Port Authority. The hope is for the ferry to return to service later this week, he said.

The DRPA owns the 13-year-old ferry but leases operation out to Hornblower Marine Services.

The ferry’s largest customer base is traffic heading to and from concerts at the Susquehanna Bank Center here. It takes 12 minutes to cross the river via the ferry.

Camden Riversharks, Operation Homefront to host vets and active military

CAMDEN — When the Camden Riversharks face the Sugar Land, Texas Skeeters on June 14, they’ll also be honoring members of the military, past and present.

For Military Appreciation Night, being presented at Campbell’s Field by Operation Homefront Tri-State, all active duty military personnel and veterans will receive free admission to the game. Their family and friends can purchase specially discounted tickets at $7. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

There will be a pre-game recognition for the GIs and veterans. During the game, fans will be able to bid in a special auction for a patriotic jersey worn in a game by their favorite player or coach. After the game, winning bidders will be invited down onto the field, where players will take off their jerseys, sign them and present them to the winners.

Proceeds from the auction will go to Operation Homefront, Tri-State. During the rest of the season, the organization will continue to provide free admission to Riversharks home games, excluding the 2012 Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Vets and active military may claim their 200 level ticket at the box office by presenting proper military identification or by contacting Mike Barone at856-583-0043 or mbarone@riversharks.com.

Operation Homefront is a national non-profit organization that provides financial and other assistance to the families of military personnel. Operation Homefront, Tri-state serves Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

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