The Ship is CLOSED for the season. We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2017...
November 11th, Overfalls Speaker Presentation, (see below ↓)...
December 9th, Member's Holiday Party, (see below ↓)...
December 31st, New Years Eve Anchor Drop, (see below ↓)...

The Lightship Overfalls, located in Lewes DE, is one of only 17 remaining lightships out of a total of 179 built from 1820 to 1952.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, it is one of seven lightships in this country still open to the public.  (What is a lightship, you ask?)

•The Ship is closed for the season. We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2017.
• Website Enhancement - Purchased Opportunities
  The Overfalls Foundation now has the ability to show all donors who have purchased a “Naming Opportunity.” This list is searchable by “Owner” and/or by the “Item” purchased. Click here to see those items purchased by our donors.
• The Overfalls Foundation Awards Two Scholarships
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 Maritime Studies Scholarships presented to outstanding student(s) who have made a definite commitment to maritime science Those students are Richard “Ricky” Brokaw and Nicholas “Cole” Conrad. Read their achievements by clicking here.
• Lowe's Rebuilds the Store and Welcome Center Front Porch
  The Lowe's store located at Five Points selected the Overfalls Foundation as the recipient of a community assistance project. The project replaced the aging porch of the Foundation's Ship's Store and Welcome Center and was completed in July 2016. Click here for complete details.
• Part Time Volunteer Needed: Audio/Visual
  During the year, the Overfalls Foundation, sponsors a few events where audio/visual equipment is needed. We have both a power point projector and screen but need a volunteer to store these items and make them available when required and/or set them up at a meeting site. For additional Information contact Dr. Ray Glick at
• November 11th, Overfalls November Speaker Presentation @7PM, St. Peter's Church, Lewes ⊕
  The Overfalls Speaker Presentation Series is a free event open to the public. This event's speaker will be Dr. Gary Wray who will discuss Ft. Miles history; past and current.
• December 9th, Overfalls Member's Holiday Party @7PM, The Inn at Canal Square, Lewes
  Don’t miss an opportunity to celebrate with your Overfalls friends this season at our special holiday gathering. On Friday evening, December 9 from 7-9 pm we will have our Christmas Party at The Inn at Canal Square. Members and their guests should bring an appetizer or dessert to share. The Foundation will provide all the bling and libations necessary to create that holiday feeling.
• December 31st, Overfalls New Years Eve Archor Drop
  This is our annual welcome to the New Year. As the Ship may not have returned from shipyard maintenance, location of the "Anchor Drop" is TBD. Check back regularly for updates.

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   St. Peter's Church Parrish Hall is located at 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes. Click here for directions.

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