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Kayakers from Jack's Boathouse on the Potomac in Georgetown.
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Kayakers from Jack's Boathouse on the Potomac in Georgetown.

Jack's Boathouse, a longtime boating facility in business since the Second World War is being replaced along the Potomac River with a newer, out-of-state business.

The National Park Service is selecting B&G Outdoor Recreation of Massachusetts for the boating contract. The group is also known as Boating in Boston and runs six boat rental locations in that area.

Jack's Boathouse has been in business since 1945. It was operating on a month-to-month lease that hadn't changed since 1982.

The Park Service said the lease is not in the name of current owner Paul Simkin. Officials sent Simkin an eviction letter in December, prompting outcry from supporters. The agency says Simkin did not bid for the new contract.

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