Tour & Work Trip
Dates Set for 2010
Foundation has scheduled tours to Harbor of Refuge and Delaware
Breakwater East End on five Saturdays during 2010.
the 2009 practice of having one tour and one work trip each month,
five Saturdays were also designated for work trips.
will be conducted on May 22, June 19, July 24, August 21, and
September 11. Specific times for each tour will be announced
later. Times are set to take advantage of the best tide for
landing at Harbor of Refuge.
your calendars now, but please do not call before March 1, 2010.
No reservations will be taken until that time. From March 1 on,
call the answering service at 302-644-7046 for assistance.
Please remember that everyone who works on the tours is a
volunteer. It may be a day or two before your call to the
answering service is returned. Be patient, but rest assured your
reservations are important to us and someone will call back!
for the three-hour tour to the two offshore lighthouses will remain at
$75 for non-members and $65 for members.
read more details for the tours, click [Tours].
trips will be made to Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse on May 8, June 5,
July 10, August 7, and Sept. 18 or 25.
get on the list of volunteers, call the answering service and ask to
have Red or Judith contact you. All work at the lighthouse
(except installation of the new door) is done by volunteers, so help
is needed and always very much appreciated.
one or more of the above work dates now and let us know we can depend
on you to help out.
Posted 2 November 2009
Fire Rescue Boat
Visits Harbor of Refuge
On Training Mission
82-Marine-1, the new fire-rescue boat at Lewes Fire
Department idles beside the dock at Harbor of Refuge Light Station as
State Fire Marshall Timothy McClanahan joins Foundation Board Member
Red Moulinier to inspect the lighthouse.
Foundation Board Members listen while a fire safety
specialist gives suggestions for improving safety precautions for
volunteer workers and tour participants at the lighthouse. (left
to right) Jerry Perrin and Red Moulinier, foundation board
members, Gina McClanahan and Tim McClanahan, fire company volunteers,
and John Gordon, foundation board.
October 30, members of the Lewes Fire Department and the Delaware
River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation joined forces in a training
exercise intended to familiarize fire officials with the layout of
Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse and what they might encounter if a real
accident or fire should occur there.
the most likely emergency at the offshore structure would be an
accident or illness involving a tour participant or a preservation
volunteer, fire officials focused particularly on how they would
evacuate a patient from high in the tower to the fire-rescue boat
the foundation for the safety precautions already in place, but chided
volunteers for not getting the seven fire extinguishers inspected and
tagged this year. They also recommended that all first aid kits
be refreshed annually and insisted that "No Smoking" signs
be placed throughout the lighthouse.
Those Who Made New
Lighthouse Door Happen
Foundation Board President Judith Roales presents
certificate of appreciation to Fred Calkins Jr., president of Railway
Specialties Corp., makers of the new door.
Foundation Member Ted Becker, owner of The Inn at Canal Square in
Lewes, and Charles J. Myers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
project director for Harbor of Refuge talk about upcoming repairs to
the breakwater that will be made by the Corps.
James L. Ford, Mayor of the City of Lewes,
and Harry Faulls, who directed the actual installation of the door for
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, discuss the Corps work during the
Charles Stevenson, who along with wife Sally,
donated their Harbour Lights collection for the benefit of the door
replacement project, reads the plaque that will be placed inside
the lighthouse to commemorate those who worked and paid for the
(Photos by Barb Moulinier)