The Ship is CLOSED for the season. We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2017...
February 28th, Mardi Gras Night @ Irish Eyes Lewes (see below ↓)...
March 16th, Painting with a Twist...
April 8th, Breakfast with the Mayor...
May 26th, Season Opening Party...

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?)

• February 28th, Mardi Gras Night at Irish Eyes (Lewes) @5-9PM
  This is a "give back" fundraiser offered to us by the team at Irish Eyes (Lewes) whereby a portion of your food order will be donated to the Overfalls Foundation. For additional information .
• March 16th, Painting with a Twist @6-8PM
  Join us for a fun filled time at Painting With A Twist painting your version of the Overfalls Lightship. Refreshments, including wine and beer. For additional information .
• April 8th, Breakfast with the Mayor at Irish Eyes (Lewes) @8:30AM
  Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:30AM for our annual Overfalls Foundation breakfast meeting with the Mayor. We will hold the breakfast meeting at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, 213 Angler’s Road Lewes, DE 19958. For additional information click .
• May 26th, Overfalls Season Opening Party
  Save the date - The Overfalls Opening Party and Auction, “Keep our Beacon Bright,” will be held on Friday, May 26 at the Virden Center. There will be great food, drink and music for you to enjoy. Take the opportunity to bid on the many items that will be available in the auction. This annual event is a great way to start the summer and party with friends while supporting the Overfalls.Tickets are $50 if purchased ahead of time; tickets at the door will be $55. Event specifics to follow but for a sneek preview.
•The Ship is closed for the season. We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2017.
• Overfalls Lightship as seen on YouTube
  Check out YouTube posted videos of the Overfalls Lightship as created by friends of Overfalls and local news organizations.
See us on WRDE See us on WBOC Watch a drone Fly-Over
• 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. 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. To Read their achievements .
• 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. 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

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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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Mardi Gras Night at Irish Eyes


Thursday March 16th, 6-8PM
17723 Coastal Hwy, Lewes DE 19958

Join us for a fun filled time where your interpretation of the below Overfalls painting can grace the walls of your home or office.

No experience necessary. Refreshments including wine and beer and all supplies are provided. You must register for this extraordinary event on the Painting With A Twist website, click on image below, or by calling (302)703-9700. The registration fee is $40 per person.




October 28, 2014




December 11, 2016


Drone Fly-Over