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Allentown's Waterfront development brings rowing into the limelight

Allentown's Waterfront development brings rowing into the limelight

Following the debut of PPL Center last year, sports such as hockey, indoor football and even bull-riding became main attractions in downtown Allentown. Now the city's Waterfront development is preparing to highlight another pastime — rowing on the Lehigh River. It's preparing to construct two floating docks, one scheduled to open as soon as next summer. The sport, also known as crew, has long had a presence on the river's Allentown section with individuals, clubs and collegiate teams practicing nearly year-round for decades. The aquatic action has gone largely unnoticed because of a blockade of businesses that included Lehigh Structural Steel, Air Products and E....

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