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Lightship Overfalls, Lewes

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  • August 10, 2017
    Having visited Rehoboth for many summers now, we decided it was time to sightsee. We were thrilled to discover this ship in Lewes and enjoyed our tour with John. For five dollars admission (and our so...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    My parents brought me to this and I thought I would be bored silly but the tour wasn't overly long and it was actually pretty neat to walk around below decks and learn about life on a light ship. For ...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    We happened upon the Lightship Overfalls on our trip to Lewes, DE. We enjoyed our tour and learning about the history of lightships. Lightships were used where lighthouses could not be built. We felt ...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    Great educational tour of a preserved timepiece of our nautical history. Worth the trip
  • August 29, 2016
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    Ok if you want dry dock
  • October 3, 2016
    We went on the full tour of the ship, and they have much of the ship restored and preserved. The
  • April 7, 2016
    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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