Registration open for 15th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn

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Published: Apr 15 2013 01:31:33 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 15 2013 02:02:12 PM EDT
POTTSTOWN, Pa. -

Registration is now open to anyone looking to take a journey from Schuylkill County to Philadelphia, by way of the Schuylkill River.

The 15th annual Schuylkill River Sojourn will take place from June 1 through June 7.

The theme of this year's sojourn, which will take boaters 112 miles from Schuylkill Haven to Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, is "The Schuylkill During the Civil War."

Presentations along the journey will include such topics as Schuylkill County coal miners, Abraham Lincoln's ties to the region, and the Underground Railroad.

People looking to participate in the sojourn can register for as little as one day or for the entire event, organizers said. For safety reasons, however, only 100 boats are allowed on the water each day.