BTW, I read that many of the early members of the Swedish congregations attended church via boat. I guess that travel and commerce via boat was fairly common in Philadelphia in the early days. I remember touring “Mansions in the Park” on a visit to Philadelphia in 1976. All those houses were originally built facing the river. Since they were mostly “Georgian” style, it didn’t matter when a road was finally constructed because the front and the back looked the same!
Boats were used a lot. We still have the original canal system in our town to the north and along the Delaware, too.