Lewes Maritime History TrailThe Lightship Overfalls is one of the 179 ships that servrd as floating lighthouses on America's three coasts and the Great Lakes between 1820 and 1985. Lightships were used where it was not feasible to build a lighthouse, possibly because the water was too deep or the shoals were constantly shifting. Each ship had a light for visibility at night and some mechanism for making noise in fog.
|Placed By||City of Lewes|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 487720 N 4292156|
|Decimal Degrees||38.77805000, -75.14136667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.683', W 75° 8.482'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 40.98" N, 75° 8' 28.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes DE 19958, US|
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