The Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame honors those who have given uniquely and generously of skill, energy, heart, and time in building Delaware’s maritime heritage. Operated by the Overfalls Foundation, the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame selects and inducts individuals who meet the criteria and spirit of contribution to Delaware’s maritime heritage. Inductees are uniquely honored with proper ceremony and are permanently recognized for their contributions by having their name engraved on the granite obelisk located next to the Lightship Overfalls (LV-118) in Canalfront Park.
Since its initial 1631 whaling settlement, Delaware has had an intimate relationship with the sea. Watermen, pilots, lifesavers, navigators, tradesmen, businessmen, and military personnel depend on their proximity to the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean for their life’s work. The Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame will educate future generations about Delaware’s maritime heritage.
If you would like to nominate an individual for the Delaware Maritime Hall of Fame, please fill out and return our nomination form available here.