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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?)

• 2021 Programs Are Being Developed
  Ship activities are being developed within Covid-19 restrictions.
• Lightship Masthead View of Lewes Delaware
  A 360 degree view of Lewes Delaware from above the mast of our lightship.
• Technical Assistance Wanted
  If your website development skills are seeking a challenge we may have the answer as the Overfalls Foundation is seeking a person to serve as a backup to our current webmaster. HTML, Javascript, PHP are the languages used in an Adobe Designer CS6 enviroment. Additionally knowledge of accessing a MySQL database is preferred. For more information contact our webmaster at
• 2020 Overfalls Foundation Scholarship Award
  Wyatt Fruehauf was awarded the Overfalls Foundation 2020 Scholarship Award. Wyatt will be pursuing a maritime career at SUNY Maritime College in Throggs Neck New York this coming September. Click here for additional information and photo.
• 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. Photos showing Overfalls entering the dry dock and undergoing maintenance can be seen here. YouTube videos can be seen from “The Ship / Routine Maintenance...” menu selection above.
• WBOC Highlights the Lightship
  During WBOC's February 25, 2020 evening broadcast their “Proud To Serve” segment with Chopper 16 highlighted the Lightship. Click here to view.
• Delaware Museum Association Features the Overfalls Lightship
  The Delaware Museum Association highlights the restoration work done by the Overfalls' Dirty Hands Gang. Click here to read their website article.
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219 Pilottown Road - P.O. Box 413 - Lewes, DE 19958 - Telephone 302-644-8050
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