The Lightship, Museum and Ship's Store are now open, see below...
June 19 - Fun With Flags Children's Program, 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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• June 19 - Fun With Flags

The Overfalls will be holding a special Children's program titled “FUN WITH FLAGS” on Wednesday morning June 19 from 9-12AM. This is an activity filled program for children ages 8-12 which will help young people know first-hand about the life of a Coast Guard Lightship Sailor, including a tour of the lightship, and a fun take home plaque featuring signal flags. The program will be held in 2 sessions from 9-10:30 and 10:30 -12. Cost is $5 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration is suggested as class size is limited to 10 students per session. For program information or staff volunteering call 302-379-0072.

• 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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October 28, 2014



December 11, 2016



Drone Fly-Over



Leaving Lewes

November 29, 2017



Overfalls Leaving the Canal

November 29, 2017



Navigating the Canal

November 29, 2017



Cape Gazette Reporting

December 1, 2017



Wruff Wryder Production - Eric Davison


WBOC - Madeleine Overturf reporting

February 21, 2018


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.