Lewes Sights

Lightship Overfalls

  • 219 Pilottown Rd. Map It
  • Lewes
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 04/15/2016

Fodor's Review

In coastal areas unsuitable for lighthouse construction, lightships like this one were floating beacons that helped vessels find their way. The Overfalls, built in 1938, is one the 17 remaining lightships out of 179 built between 1820 and 1952. See the ship’s inner workings, crew quarters, the galley, and the top deck.

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219 Pilottown Rd., Lewes, Delaware, 19958, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Memorial Day weekend–late Sept., Mon. and Thurs.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4; first 2 weeks of Oct., Fri. and Sat. 10–4, Sun. noon–4

Published 04/15/2016


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