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The Lightship is now open for tours, see below...
The Ship store is now open for the season, see below...
July 4, Lewes Boat Parade...
August 2, Annual BBQ night at the ship, 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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• August 2, 6 - 8PM, Calypso Barbecue Night at the Ship
  Hold the date - details to follow.
• September 14, 5:30 - 7:30PM, Fall Fest Closing Party at the Ship
  Hold the date - details to follow.
• Thar She Goes !!!
  The Ship has been towed to the Dorchester Shipyard (click for information) for routine maintenance on Wednesday November 29th. 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 Awards Three Scholarships
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Maritime Studies Scholarships presented to outstanding students who have made a definite commitment to maritime science. Those students are Will Geppert, Collin Birl and Kathryn Kreppin. To Read their achievements .
 
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WRDE

 

October 28, 2014

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WBOC

December 11, 2016

 

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Drone Fly-Over

 

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Leaving Lewes

November 29, 2017

 

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Overfalls Leaving the Canal

November 29, 2017

 

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Navigating the Canal

November 29, 2017

 

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Cape Gazette Reporting

December 1, 2017

 

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Wruff Wryder Production - Eric Davison

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WBOC - Madeleine Overturf reporting

February 21, 2018

 

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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.