Recent heavy rain has sank reenactors’ annual crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day, but the festivities will continue.
The 66th annual free event will run from noon until 3 p.m. at McKonkey’s Ferry, now known as Washington Crossing Historic Park, in Upper Makefield. The planned main reenactment will start at 1 p.m.
John Godzieba, the Langhorne Borough police chief who portrays Gen. George Washington during the event, said Monday afternoon that the river level was being monitored to see if the crossing will take place. Shortly after, the crossing was called off due to safety concerns.
ALERT: Due to high river conditions after recent rainfall, the river crossing portion of our Christmas Day crossing reenactment will not take place. Ceremonies and speeches will still occur. Please help us spread the word! pic.twitter.com/qow322GxUX
— Washington Crossing Park (PA) (@WashXingPark) December 24, 2018
Last year, high winds stopped reenactors from crossing.