A tour of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Durham Boats at Washington Crossing in 2005

These Durham Boats are replicas of the boats General George Washington used to cross the frozen Delaware River to attack the Hessians at Trenton on Christmas Day 1776. That was a turning point of the War for Independence. These boats are used in the annual reenactment of Washington’s Crossing.

The Durham Boats  were flat bottomed boats used to transport ore and goods.

 

Durham Boats at Washington Crossing

Durham Boats at Washington Crossing

 

A scene of the reenactment

 

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