Pete Rosswaag has been a resident of Upper Black Eddy for 31 years, and feels privileged to have the Canal as his family’s backyard playground. Pete and Joyce raised their two daughters in a house (rebuilt after two floods) located between the Delaware Canal and Delaware River.
The Rosswaags thoroughly enjoy the benefits of the towpath – walking, jogging, running, biking, cross-country skiing, and snow shoeing. And they enjoy the waterway by canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, and ice skating. Their five grandchildren love visiting “paradise” to share in these activities, including frequent trips to the Homestead Store for ice cream.
Pete displays his love of the canal by encouraging his grandchildren to assist in his favorite Canal Tender activities of scum busting, vine eradication, and trash collecting via canoe. What fun! He is hoping to make a difference in any way he can, so that future generations can continue to enjoy this unique and wonderful 58.9-mile waterway.
Pete worked for the State of New Jersey for 31 years in the Department of Human Services. Currently, he is the Tax Collector for Bridgeton Township.