The Overfalls station was manned by lightships from 1898 to 1960. Concurrent with U.S history, during this period the coast of southern Delaware survived two world wars and subsequently developed into a major menhaden fishing center. Dr. Miller's unique presentation will be an eyewitness account of the maritime happenings in the mouth of the Delaware Bay. However, the eyewitness will be the Lightship Overfalls covering the period roughly from 1898-1960. That would include how shipping evolved over the period plus the effects of the two world wars and the following period until the Overalls was taken out of service in 1960.
Among Dr. Miller's degrees, she holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from Boston University and a B.A. in history from University of Delaware. Since 1992, she has been a part-time history faculty member at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Miller was awarded the Methodist College Medallion in 1995. She completed the second crew training class for the Kalmar Nyckel in February, 1999. In February 2003, she received the Longevity Award from the Small Business Development Bureau, co-sponsored by the University of Delaware. She is a board member of the New Sweden Center and the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame. She was nominated for Delaware’s Women’s Hall of Fame and inducted in the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame in 2011.