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The Lightship is is now CLOSED for the season...We re-open Memorial Day weekend 2018...
March 9, Bowers Beach Maritime Museum presentation, see below...
April 14, Breakfast with the Mayor at Irish Eyes, 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?)
 

The Overfalls Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization relying on your support to fulfill our mission.

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Attend our Opening Party, summer Sundowners and other events held during the year.

 
• 2018 Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame Nominations Are Now Being Accepted
  An introduction to the DMHOF can be read by clicking here. You can begin the nominating process by clicking here.
• March 9 - Bowers Beach Maritime Museum Presentation
  Friday March 9, 7-8:30PM. Curator Judy Martin will speak about the renovation of the old museum building and the construction of an additional building, which is hoped to be open in May. The presentation will be held at St. Peters Church Hall, Lewes.
• April 14 - Breakfast with the Mayor at Irish Eyes
  Saturday April 14, 8:30AM. Details to follow
 

Greetings From the President

As the year draws to a close let us reflect on some of the events and happenings of the 2017 season. The opening party held at the Virden Center, University of Delaware was a great success raising sustaining funds for ship upkeep and preservation. Many thanks to the Opening party Committee for all the dedicated work and volunteer hours spent in numerous planning sessions.....Click here to read the entire message from Albert Didden, President

• Thar She Goes !!!
  The Ship has been towed to the Dorchester Shipyard (click for information) for routine maintenance on Wednesday November 29th. 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

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.
• Website Enhancement - Naming 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 Three Scholarships
  The Overfalls Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2017 Maritime Studies Scholarships presented to outstanding students who have made a definite commitment to maritime science. Those students are Will Geppert, Collin Birl and Kathryn Kreppin. 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.
 
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Bronze Level (click on logo for sponsor website)

 

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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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WRDE

 

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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