Saturday, September 26, 2020 – 8:45 AM EDT – 2:30 PM EDT Hosted by Burlington Quaker Meeting House and Center for Conference
Paddle 4 miles up Crosswicks Creek with the incoming tide from Bordentown to the John A. Roebling Memorial Park to visit the Isaac Watson House. Built on a bluff overlooking Watson’s Creek, it was built in 1708, and is recognized as the oldest house in Mercer County. Isaac Watson was the son of Quakers who came to this country from England in 1684. The furniture now displayed in this fine stone house antedates 1790, and several pieces were made by New Jersey craftsmen. The House is now owned by the NJ Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Diane Argraves, The Watson House Committee Past Chair, will meet with us on the lawn as we are not permitted inside the House at this time.
About the Penn Paddle-In 1677, the Quakers who sailed from England on the ship Kent and landed in Burlington. They bought from the Lenape Indians the land between Assunpink Creek (Trenton) and Rancocas Creek along the Delaware River. This namesake Penn Paddle is nearly that entire distance.
For the itinerary, requirements for paddling, and to register ($25.00): https://www.facebook.com/events/366045997962107/ or https://burlmhcc.org/isaac-watson-house/