Ship Hours 10-4, Thursday-Monday (details)...
October 8th, Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame Awards Dinner (see below ↓)...
October 14th, Overfalls Speaker Presentation, (see below ↓)...
November 11th, Overfalls Speaker Presentation, (see below ↓)...
December 9th, Member's Holiday Party, (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?)

• Ship Tours - We are opened seasonally 10AM through 4PM with the last tour starting @3:30PM
  Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  After Labor Day weekend until the beginning of October
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  Beginning of October until season close
Saturday & Sunday
• Website Enhancement - Purchased Opportunities
  The Overfalls Foundation now has the ability to show all donors who have purchased a “Naming Opportunity.” This list is searchable by “Owner” and/or by the “Item” purchased. Click here to see those items purchased by our donors.
• The Overfalls Foundation Awards Two Scholarships
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2016 Maritime Studies Scholarships presented to outstanding student(s) who have made a definite commitment to maritime science Those students are Richard “Ricky” Brokaw and Nicholas “Cole” Conrad. Read their achievements by clicking here.
• Lowe's Rebuilds the Store and Welcome Center Front Porch
  The Lowe's store located at Five Points selected the Overfalls Foundation as the recipient of a community assistance project. The project replaced the aging porch of the Foundation's Ship's Store and Welcome Center and was completed in July 2016. Click here for complete details.
• Part Time Volunteer Needed: Audio/Visual
  During the year, the Overfalls Foundation, sponsors a few events where audio/visual equipment is needed. We have both a power point projector and screen but need a volunteer to store these items and make them available when required and/or set them up at a meeting site. For additional Information contact Dr. Ray Glick at
• October 8th, Delaware Maritime HOF Banquet @5:30-9PM, Kings Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach
  The 2016 inductees to the DMHOF are Captain Jack N. W. Hearn, Commodore Thomas Macdonough, Constance Marshall Miller, Harry Steven Rogers and Dr. Gary David Wray. To review their biographies click here.

The evening will consist of a cocktail hour, entertainment by a quartet singing Sea Shanties, and buffet dinner followed by the induction ceremonies during which the inductees will be introduced and presented with the award. Dave Bernheisel will represent the Overfalls Foundation as the keynote speaker. The cost is $75.00 per person. Mail dinner reservation forms with checks to Denise Seliskar at 209 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes DE 19958. Click here for the reservation form.

Event sponsorships are also available and help support the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame and education programs of the Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation. Click here for additional information.
• October 14th, Overfalls October Speaker Presentation @7PM, St. Peter's Church, Lewes ⊕
  The Overfalls Speaker Presentation Series is a free event open to the public. This event's speaker will be Mr. William Manthorpe who will speak on “Delaware Birthplace of the American Navy”.
• November 11th, Overfalls November Speaker Presentation @7PM, St. Peter's Church, Lewes ⊕
  The Overfalls Speaker Presentation Series is a free event open to the public. This event's speaker will be Dr. Gary Wray.
• December 9th, Overfalls Member's Holiday Party @7PM, The Inn at Canal Square, Lewes
  Details to follow.

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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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