Lightship Overfalls Opening Day

May 21st, 2022 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for the Lightship Overfalls Opening Day and Lewes Maritime Day Celebration!

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the annual Lewes Maritime Day celebration at the Lightship Overfalls and Canalfront Park! Co-organized by the Cape May – Lewes Ferry and the Overfalls Foundation and supported by the Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lewes, this celebration – complete with events, displays, boat rides, vessel tours and activities – is free and the public is welcome.

A brief Opening and Remembrance Ceremony will be held to start the day at 10:00 a.m. to kick off the event and reopen the Lightship Overfalls (LV-118) for the season.  The ceremony will include the laying of wreaths to honor and remember local mariners and Overfalls Foundation members who have “passed over the bar.”

The Lightship Overfalls and museum property will be open for free tours throughout the day, and we could use your help! If you are available and willing to help with this celebration, please arrive to the ship by 8:30 a.m. For more details about this event, check out our website, or the press release.

As always, thank you so much for your support!

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Phone 302-645-8073
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Chamber Hours of Operation

Year Round
M-F 10am - 4pm
Columbus Day Weekend to Memorial Day Weekend 
Saturday and Sunday - closed