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Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

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CAPE MAY, N.J.- The Cape May – Lewes Ferry’s 50th anniversary has almost arrived.

“Fifty years ago, the first ferry carried eight vehicles and fifteen passengers from Lewes to Cape May,” said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. “Over the years, we have transported more than 14 million vehicles and 43 million passengers. We’re proud of our history and excited to celebrate it with the communities we serve.”

The weekend is made up of activities, games, and entertainment for the whole family. There will also be an outdoor concert, and a screening about the ferry.

The anniversary celebration is scheduled for June 28. The Lewes festival is set for the following day. Terminal events are free to the public.

Both celebrations will be featuring a dedication ceremony with guest speakers and a buried time capsule. In addition to the weekend’s festivities, there will also be a food tent and a classic car show. The schedule for the events is as follows:

Cape May Ferry Terminal – June 28, 2014

All day-Live mural painting (Dave Macomber)

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Classic car show

Noon– 12:30 p.m. Art of Gymnastics

1-4 p.m. Family fun entertainment (DJ, face painting, carnival games, Pete the Pirate and more)

4-5: p.m.  Dedication ceremony (speakers, unveiling of brick pavers, time capsule, commemorative plaque)

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Free live outdoor music (Lima Bean Riot)

8:30 p.m. Outdoor screening of WHYY documentary – “Billion Mile Journey” the story of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry

Lewes Ferry Terminal – June 29, 2014

9 a.m.–1 p.m. Classic car show

1-4 p.m. Family fun entertainment (DJ, face painting, carnival games, Pete the

4-54 p.m. Dedication ceremony (speakers, unveiling of brick pavers, time capsule, commemorative plaque)

5-8 p.m. Free live outdoor music (The Funsters)

8 p.m. Outdoor screening of WHYY documentary – “Billion Mile Journey” the story of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry

There will also be a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Customers will receive 50 percent off the regular price for passenger tickets. The cost of a round-trip vehicle is $50.

The ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and is open to the public year-round.

For schedule rates and other information visit: www.CMLF.com or call 800-643-3779

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