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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?)
 

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• 2019 Best of Lewes Award
 
It is our pleasure to announce that Lightship Overfalls has been selected for the 2019 Best of Lewes Awards in the category of Tourist Attraction. Each year, in and around the Lewes area, the Lewes Award Program chooses only the best local businesses or organizations that exemplifies the best of small business; often through community involvement. In addition to maintaining and managing the Lightship Overfalls, the American Lightship Museum, the Monomoy Lifeboat and supporting the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame the Overfalls Foundation provides free to the public seasonal presentations and for the last four years has awarded a scholarship(s) to a graduating high school senior(s) interested in a maritime related career. Our dedicated volunteers contribute thousands of hours of service to ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.
• An Important Message from Overfalls President William Battista
  The Overfalls Foundation was built on the time and effort put forth by many dedicated member volunteers. Now our members are getting older and busier every year. We need to encourage new membership, especially younger folks to keep our organization active for years to come...Read the entire message 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.
 
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Debbie Reed Team RE/MAX Janice & Dwight Shamp Barb Shelton
Barry & Elaine Simmerman Patty & Ernie Soffronoff Theda Levitt & Tom Wrubel

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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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