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- n. a river that rises in the Catskills in southeastern New York and flows southward along the border of Pennsylvania with New York and New Jersey to northern Delaware where it empties into Delaware Bay
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For five years after this the Dutch traded on the Delaware River and in 1633 established a post called Fort Beverstrede near Philadelphia.
The warehouse was a sanctuary on the banks of the Delaware River in Philly.
On the night of January 4, David Bushnell, the American explosives expert who had designed the Turtle, mined the Delaware River with kegs of powder designed to float with the tide among the British shipping and destroy it.
In June, 1610, Captain Samuel Argall, coming from Virginia in search of provisions, entered the Delaware River and gave it its name in honour of the then Governor of Virginia, Lord de la Warr.
And so, from his vantage point wedged halfway up the largest tree on the riverbank, Lord Luxon observed General Washington and his troops braving the ice floes, and the snow, and the biting northeasterly wind, in order to cross the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
The seventy-five-acre site on the Delaware River was created in the early 1960s with landfill from the construction of a sunken crosstown expressway.
The day began with a regatta on the Delaware River involving hundreds of people in costume riding in decorated galleys and flatboats, and a barge devoted to the British army band.