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Overfalls Foundation Treats Veterans to Free Tours of Lightship

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LEWES, Del. - The Overfalls Foundation celebrated Veterans Day by offering free tours of the Overfalls Lightship in Lewes.

The lightship was manned by the Coast Guard. Veterans of all branches were able to tour it from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. 

Members of the foundation were on on hand to discuss the lightship's history and functions.  During World War II it was stationed off of Old Saybrook, Conn., near Martha’s Vineyard just south of Cape Cod, and at the entrance to Boston Harbor. It was one of six lightships that stayed on duty during the war.

The lightship was built in 1938 in Maine and it stayed on duty until 1973.  

"The Overfalls Foundation took over the ship in 1999 and in the last 20 years we have turned a rust bucket into a very pristine restoration," says Al Klineburger with the Overfalls Foundation.

 

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