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First settled in 1631 by Dutch colonists looking to establish a whaling community, Lewes, Delaware, (population 3,000) was the first colony in Delaware and has ever since played a pivotal role in Delaware’s history. Lewes has been home to generations of Delaware River and Bay pilots and was once the largest fishing port in the United States.
The site of the current Canalfront Park is where, for more than 250 years, boats were built and launched into the canal. A Revolutionary War fortification was also built there, from which cannon fire was exchanged during the War of 1812 with a British ship anchored in the nearby Delaware Bay.
The Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation owns the U.S. Lightship LV118, one of seven historic lightships in the country open to the public and the dominant feature of the park. It boasts the second most powerful foghorn ever put on a lightship; a horn that used so much air that the main engine could not be started while the horn was in use.
Adjacent to the Overfalls Maritime Museum is the Lewes Historical Society Life-Saving Station and the Cannonball House, which serves as the Lewes Maritime Museum. Guided tours are conducted at all three museums to acquaint visitors and residents with Lewes’ historic connection with the sea.
The rich heritage of Lewes is celebrated through displays and print materials available at the Net House, which serves as the Canalfront Park headquarters. Built in the early 1950s, the Net House was a storage and repair facility for the netting that was used during the years when menhaden fishing in the Delaware Bay was Lewes’ primary industry.
The Lewes Historical Society maintains and operates 12 museum buildings that document various aspects of Lewes’ heritage as well as maintain archives, photo collections, a research library, and an artifact collection. The society is Lewes’ primary information resource for local and regional history and sponsors public monthly meetings that feature speakers on a variety of local history topics.
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Working With An Agent >Target Marketing
As soon as the listing agreement is signed, your real estate agent will begin the search for a buyer for your home. This means directing agents marketing efforts to target groups of individuals who are likely to be attracted to the amenities offered by your home and neighborhood.
If your property is near a new office park, your real estate agent will look there for prospects who want to live near their work place. If it is an historic property, the local preservation society may have a publication in which to advertise. Your agent may call or write to the neighbors who may know someone who would be attracted to your home. When your home is being marketed professionally, your agent will do a lot more than just feed the listing into the MLS and place an occasional ad.
Where are church services held in the water each Sunday during July and August?
At Half-Moon Bay, Ontario, worshippers gather in boats facing the natural stone pulpit, and hymnals are passed to the floating congregation by ushers in canoes.
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