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Lewes, Delaware

Sign for the Overfalls Lightship

Lewes, Delaware

The City of Lewes downtown historic district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its nearly four centuries of maritime history. Of particular note is the Overfalls Lightship, one of only 17 remaining lightships in the country, which received a $275,000 Save America’s Treasures grant in 2003. A Preserve America grant funds sustainable year-round heritage tourism planning, with integrated multi-media that includes audio tours, brochures with detailed maps, interpretative signs, and radio broadcasts.

Photo: Sign for the Overfalls Lightship

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