If you have not visited here before, you may not realize that this image of boathouses along the Schuylkill River tells most natives they are home.
Most of the boathouses were built in the 1870s. Today, they are filled with vibrant clubs of varied histories. You can read about them here.
Also, Temple University Press has just issued Beth Kephart’s book Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River in paperback.