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High water forces Pride to extend service suspension

High water has cut off the Pride of the Susquehanna dock from City Island.

The Pride of the Susquehanna will be out of service through the weekend, as high water continues to plague its operations.

Originally, the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society had hoped to sail again on Friday. But continued high water has made that impossible, forcing a schedule suspension through Sunday, according to the society.

The Susquehanna River peaked at about midday on Thursday at 13.63 feet at Harrisburg, according to the National Weather Service. At 7 p.m., it stood at 13.1 feet.

However, the Pride’s dock still was submerged early Thursday evening, and, to ensure its safety, the riverboat itself remained docked at Sanctuary Island, upriver from its base on City Island.

The Pride has lost some six weeks of sailing since its season began in April, placing its finances in a precarious position. To book a future cruise or make a donation, visit the Pride’s website.

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