Sunset Cruise to be
Birthday Bash for 100 Year Old Harbor of Refuge Light Station
cordially invited ...
to join the Foundation aboard one of the Sunset Cruise boats
or in your own vessel
on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at 7:30 pm
in the Delaware Bay near Harbor of Refuge Light Station
to celebrate the 100th Anniversary
of the first lighting of the first Harbor of Refuge
with a champagne toast and a birthday serenade.
LEWES, DE – Celebrating the 100th anniversary
of the lighting of the first Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse, the
Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation will turn this year’s
annual Sunset Photo Cruise into a birthday salute to the century
old aid to navigation.
Although the actual anniversary isn’t until November 20,
the celebratory cruise will take place on Sunday, June 22, from
6:30 to 8:30 pm.
At 7:30 pm, the three vessels chartered by the Foundation for
the trip will rendezvous at Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse, raise a
champagne toast, and sing Happy Birthday to the 100-year-old
Area boaters are invited to sail their own craft to the
lighthouse at the same time and join in the singing and
toasting. Resident dolphins have been asked to perform, but
their appearance is always happenstance.
The evening will also include photo opportunities around
Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse, the Sussex coastline,
and – with just a little luck – a magnificent sunset.
Members of the Foundation Board will be on hand to provide
information and answer questions about the lighthouses, the
Foundation’s restoration work, and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers’ plans to repair the deteriorating Harbor of Refuge
Tickets for the cruise are $25 for Foundation members and $30
for non-members and include champagne for the birthday toast.
Participants are invited to bring their own snacks and other
drinks, as well as camera gear and binoculars. (Sorry,
boaters coming on their own craft, BYOB.)
To make reservations on the Cruise boat, call the Foundation
Supporters of the 2008
Foundation is grateful for the support of the following individuals,
organizations, and businesses who have made generous contributions to the
restricted Harbor of
Refuge Door Fund. This listing reflects contributions received thru
June 13, 2008
& Jean Parks
Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
& Joyce Wetzel
& Susan Bennett
& Jackie Hudson
& Sally Stevenson
& Patricia McMichael
& Charles Overton
Rehoboth Beach, DE
& Nancy Freebery
Harry E. Spencer Jr.
& Harriett S. Piser
& Kathy Drejka
& Marthanne Glenn
Silver Spring, MD