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Marysville, PA 17053

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History of the Susquehanna River

The Susquehanna River is the longest river on the American east coast that drains into the Atlantic Ocean, and with its watershed it is the 16th largest river in the United States, and the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic. The Susquehanna River has long since been associated with boating due to the many migratory fish that are caught there. Many tourists and locals of Pennsylvania use the Susquehanna in the summer for recreation purposes such as kayaking, canoeing, and motor-boating. Once spelled "Sasquesahanough" on the 1612 John Smith map. Local legend claims that the name of the river comes from an Indian phrase meaning "mile wide, foot deep," referring to the Susquehanna's unusual dimensions, but the word is actually Algonquian, and simply means "muddy current." Today, there are over two hundred bridges crossing the Susquehanna. The sole remaining ferry, at Millersburg, Pennsylvania, is a seasonal tourist attraction. The canals are gone or are part of historical parks, and dams are related to power generation or recreation. Perhaps the most famous of the bridges, the Rockville Bridge, crosses the river from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Marysville, Pennsylvania. The Rockville Bridge, when constructed, was the longest stone masonry arch bridge in the world. It was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the early 1900s, replacing an earlier iron bridge.
Griff's Guide Services

A fun filled day, out and about in a boat! Griff’s Guide Services See the World Famous Rockville Bridge, up close and personal on Griffs boat! Whether its fishing, boating or getting those impossible photo shots. Explore the Susquehanna River with your personal tour guide. “My goal is to make sure you will have an experience you will never forget.” Brought to you exclusively by the Bridgeview Bed and Breakfast!

Falling Water 75th Anniversary!

75th Anniversary Events Throughout the 2011 season Fallingwater will be offering a wide variety of special events to commemorate our 75th anniversary. Traveling to or thru Pennsylvania? Make Bridgeview Bed and Breakfast your relaxation destination by booking a room. (One-night reservations are available Sunday thru Thursday & required).Visit our site:

Carlsile Chrysler Nationals

July 8 -July 10,2011 Attention Mopar-lovers! Over 2,100 vehicles from all eras of the Chrysler brand: classics, muscle cars, high-performance new models and more! Make the Bridgeview Bed and Breakfast your relaxation destination; escape the cities hustle and bustle and enjoy our peaceful riverfront veiw from the privacy of our oversized deck. Take a virtual tour today!

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