The editorial on the city's proposed amphibious tour ramp on the Schuylkill correctly highlighted many of the advantages of allowing the Ducks on the Schuylkill, but your discussion of the drawbacks was ill-informed ("Quacky idea for boats," Sunday).
The claim that "the boats could not be allowed back on the Delaware" is simply inaccurate. The U.S. Coast Guard long ago cleared our vessels to resume operations on the Delaware. We share the Coast Guard's confidence that our tour can be operated safely. Our plan to reopen in 2011 on the Schuylkill is based on the many positive attributes of the Schuylkill route, not on concerns about the Delaware.