Lightship Overfalls, Lewes
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Lightship Overfalls is located in Lewes. To visit Lightship Overfalls on your holiday in Lewes, and find out what else Lewes has to offer, use our Lewes holiday planner.
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The volunteers at the Lightship are quite enthusiastic and knowledgeable and they answer all questions posed to them. My husband and I enjoyed our tour and we learned so much about the Lightship.
Most people know about lighthouses along the shore and many tour them. But here is a lighthouse at sea!! The ship has been well restored to reflect its mission and be accessible to the public. Guides ... read more »
Lewes has SO many great pieces of history, including the Overfalls lightship. And the docents are very knowledgeable, or visit the small gift shop. Well worth the time to visit (several hours). Take p... read more »
Aaron A. Wallace
Very informative tour that is inexpensive at only five dollars per adult, it is an impressive thing to think of lighthouse service and later coastguard out in the mouth of the Delaware bay on one of those ships. Talk about an exposed anchorage. The ships themselves were basically floating air compressors and generators to run the fog horn light and radio beacon. The boat lists because it is aground in its slip, the current on the lewes channel silts the slip in, about 17,000 hours so far have been put into the restoration of the boat and it is in pretty good shape for a 75 year old steel boat. The park and marina that it is near is very well maintained and right off the main drag of Lewes Delaware with excellent food options, and shopping.
Very nice dog Friendly Park. Information posts throughout Park talk about history of Lewes and overfalls. Just a great place to relax or even have a picnic
Capt. Gerry Hare
It's Not often I shoot a picture into the sun, but this was the only vantage point that would show why the lightship was leaning, namely the lack of water from an extremely low tide
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