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8:30am -7:00pm Mon-Sat

Noon-7:00pm Sunday

History Happened Here or Piracy Happened Here Cruise

HISTORY HAPPENED HERE

Make your reservations today and be captivated by an experienced and knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide aboard Cape Water Tours' Discovery for a cruise along the Lewes Canal, once known as Lewes Creek. Journey back in time into Lewes's maritime past through the centuries.  Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map.  Hear about the pirates that sailed the same local waters you'll travel upon. Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometimes treacherously shallow waters.  View lighthouses that for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors and cargo through the area. Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries.  History Happened Here is 90 minutes and will take place on Monday afternoons at 3:30pm from Lewes' Fisherman's Wharf beginning May 30. Exceptions: No HHH Cruise on July 4.  August 8 and September 19 will be a Piracy Happened Here Cruise! More info below. Click "BOOK NOW" to check availability for the HISTORY HAPPENED HERE CRUISE

By special invitation, we will offer History Happened Here from the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes DE 19958 on Saturday, September 17 from 12:15pm-1:15pm. Book this exciting cruise and receive a 15% food voucher to use at "On the Rocks" restaurant at the Lewes termiinal. Food vouchers will be presented upon boarding our vessel.

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PIRACY HAPPENED HERE

Join the Lewes Historical Society and Cape Water Tours for a cruise you are guaranteed not to forget. Led by costumed interpreter J. Marcos Salaverria, the Director of Education of the Lewes Historical Society, you will be guided down the Lewes Canal and into the Delaware Bay with Pirate and Maritime Folklore. Journey back in time into Lewes's maritime past through the centuries.  Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map.  Hear about the pirates that sailed the same local waters you’ll travel upon.  Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometimes treacherously shallow waters.  View lighthouses that for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors and cargo through the area. Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries. This 90 minute cruise will take place on the following 3 dates:  Monday, August 8 at 3:30pm and 5:15 pm and Monday, September 19 at 5:15 pm.  Click "BOOK NOW" to check availability for the PIRACY HAPPENED HERE CRUISE.

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lighthouse inner wall        Maritime History 1

Bring your friends, family, visitors, co-workers or just yourself along with your picnic dinner and/or your favorite beverage. Alcohol is allowed.






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