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Dozens attend 27th annual Waterman Conservation Father's Day breakfast

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APALACHIN (WBNG) -- The Waterman Conservation Education Center held its 27th annual Father's Day breakfast at Hiawatha Island Sunday morning.

The island is a historic site and wildlife refuge. Organizers say it's a great way to let families enjoy a place that's not easily accessible.  

"Well just to us give people a chance to get onto Hiawatha Island it has such a history here and it's only accessible by boat," Wally Wiegert, the Waterman Conservation Treasurer, said. 

A pontoon boat transported people across the Susquehanna River all morning. Many say they enjoyed the ride and say it was a unique way to celebrate Father's Day. 

"We're doing some outdoorsy stuff. Hopped on the Pontoon boat, got some food, hiked a little bit, It was a lot of fun," Aaron Kasinsky of Port Crane said. Kasinski's dad Paul said, "It was really something different, my father in laws here in town and got my son with me and it's a good fathers say thing to do."

A short hike from the dock brought families to a farm-style breakfast buffet at a historical site on Hiawatha. Afterward, they were free to explore or take a tour to learn about local wildlife.

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