See historic lighthouses up close on the next Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure Sept. 15
Don’t miss the next 2012 Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure, co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) and the Cape May Whale Watcher, when it sets sail on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. from Miss Chris Marina, Second Avenue and Wilson Drive.
This seven-hour historic lighthouse cruise is aboard the original boat in the fleet, the Cape May Whale Watcher. The boat is more than 110 feet in length, 23 feet wide, with two decks, and has an air-conditioned and heated cabin, restrooms and snack bar. Cruise in comfort as you view historic 19th century and the early 20th century lighthouses that aided ships sailing the treacherous mid-channel of Delaware Bay. Most of these lighthouses are still operating, but many stand on pedestals surrounded by water and are not visible from land. Spend the day sailing past nine Delaware Bay lighthouses including: Cape May Lighthouse, Harbour of Refuge (Lewes), Delaware Breakwater East End (Lewes), Brandywine Shoal, Fourteen Foot Light, Miah Maull Shoal, Cross Ledge, Elbow of Cross Ledge and Ship John Light. The cruise also includes narration on Delaware Bay lore and legend, and information on fishing and spawning grounds and the chance to see marine life such as dolphins and whales.
Admission is $99 and includes a complimentary and lunch. A cash bar is available. Seating is limited to 175 passengers. Trip itineraries are subject to change or cancellation due to weather and sea conditions. The tour is partially accessible. If the cruise is not sold out in advance, the remaining tickets will be sold at the dock 30 minutes before departure. Free parking is available at the marina.
A final Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure in 2012 is offered on Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. – a special five-hour trip for the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend aboard the new Spirit of Cape May. Cost is $85 per person.
For more information on these sailings or to purchase tickets, call (609) 884-5404 or (800) 275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.