The Lightship, Museum and Ship's Store are closed for the season, see below...
December 14, Annual Membership Holiday Party, see below...
December 31, New Year 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?)

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• President William E. Battista Year End Greeting

I’d like to take a minute of your time to thank the Overfalls Foundation for electing me to the position of President for the next two years. I cannot move into the position without thanking all those who served before me. This is a great organization that has been successfully run for many years by very caring, successful and intelligent individuals. We all owe you a debt of gratitude for what you have accomplished.... Read the complete Greeting by clicking here.

• July 4 2018 Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Boat Parade

• Thar She Goes !!!
  The Ship has been towed to the Dorchester Shipyard (click for information) for routine maintenance on Wednesday November 29, 2017. Photos of the Ship leaving its slip and traveling the canal can be viewed here. The Cape Gazette article can be read by clicking here. See YouTube videos of the trip below. Photos showing Overfalls entering the dry dock and undergoing maintenance can be seen here.

• Overfalls Lightship videos as seen on

Check out YouTube posted videos of the Overfalls Lightship as created by friends of Overfalls and local news organizations.

Lightship Travels to NJ Shipyard November 29, 2017
Wruff Wryder Production Cape Gazette
Leaving the slip Up the canal Leaving the canal
Lightship Returns from NJ Shipyard April 26, 2018

See us on WRDE Watch a drone Fly-Over
See us on WBOC (Dec 2016) See us on WBOC (Feb 2018)
• Delaware Museum Association Features the Overfalls Lightship
  The Delaware Museum Association highlights the restoration work done by the Overfalls' Dirty Hands Gang. to read their website article.
• The Overfalls Foundation 2018 Scholarship Award
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce Samantha Robinson as its 2018 Maritime Studies Scholarship Award recipient. To read her achievements .
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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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October 28, 2014



December 11, 2016



Drone Fly-Over



Leaving Lewes

November 29, 2017



Overfalls Leaving the Canal

November 29, 2017



Navigating the Canal

November 29, 2017



Cape Gazette Reporting

December 1, 2017



Wruff Wryder Production - Eric Davison


WBOC - Madeleine Overturf reporting

February 21, 2018


If the sound does not immediately come on place your mouse on the viddeo screen and click on the “speaker” symbol in the lower right hand corner.