“A Sailor’s Life for Me”—Zwaanendael Museum’s 7th Annual Maritime Celebration
Maritime-themed activities including living-history re-enactors, encampments, musket drills, displays, demonstrations, tours, lectures and more. Downtown Lewes locations including the Zwaanendael Museum. Presented by the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation; Lightship Overfalls/Overfalls Foundation and the Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute (MERR)
Canal Front Park, 211 Front St., Lewes
¨ Living-history encampment, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. - Historical re-enactors will portray sailors and mariners from throughout history. Activities include displays, demonstrations and military drills
¨ Kayak rentals through Quest Adventures, 9 a.m.–Noon - Special Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration rates
Lewes Life-Saving Station, 2 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes
¨ Tours of the station, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Conducted by interpreters from the Lewes Historical Society
“A Sailor’s Life for Me” lecture series
· “Unsung Heroes and Heroines of the U.S. Life-Saving Service,” 11 a.m. Presented by the Lewes Historical Society
· “Lightship History,” 1 p.m. Presented by Wayne Kirklin of the Overfalls Foundation
· “Delaware’s Maritime Heroes,” 3 p.m. Presented by Bill Manthorpe
Lightship Overfalls, 219 Pilottown Road, Lewes (next to Canal Front Park)
¨ Tours and sound-pipe demonstrations, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tour this National Historic Landmark that was the last lightship built by the United States Lighthouse Service and hear demonstrations on the use of sound pipes which were used by the Overfalls to produce distinct and powerfully audible warnings during the presence of thick fog or mist. Last tour at 3:30 p.m. Admission $5 for adults and children over 14 years of age.
Ryves Holt House, 218, Second St., Lewes
¨ Lewes walking tours, Noon and 2 p.m.
Tour the First Town in the First State with an interpreter from the Lewes Historical Society. Purchase tickets and begin tour at Ryves Holt House. Tickets $10 per person
Call 302-645-1148 or visit www.History.Delaware.gov for more information.