Cape May-Lewes Ferry Celebrates 50 Years

(Source: Delaware River and Bay Authority)

(Source: Delaware River and Bay Authority)

Officials and residents gathered recently in Lewes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cape May Lewes Ferry. The day included a classic car show, entertainment, games and an outdoor screening of the WHYY documentary “Billion Mile Journey.”

DRBA officials unveiled memorial pavers and buried a time capsule near the front door of the Lewes terminal and the day ended with fireworks shot off from the Cape Henlopen State Park fishing pier. The park – which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and DRBA collaborated on the fireworks show.

During the event, Gov. Jack Markell touted the importance of the ferry, calling it “the best boat ride in America.”

For more about this event, read the rest of the article written By Ron MacArthur on the Cape Gazette…

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