Overfalls Lightship Will Arrive Back In Lewes This Week

The tide is about right, the weather is looking good.  The crew of the Northstar 10 tugboat owned by Phil Risko and captained by Billy Fehn, will start towing the Overfalls Lightship from the Maurice river in New Jersey, and across the Delaware bay to arrive near Lewes at 7 PM, Thursday evening, April 26th.  Tow Boat Us Indian River with Captan Clarke Droney will meet her at the Roosevelt Inlet and guide her to her berth.  That usually takes about an hour or so.  You will see the Overfalls near her berth around 8 PM, would be our guess.

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Northstar 10 tugboat pulling on the Overfalls Lightship

The Overfalls Lightship was towed to New Jersey to get a new paint job and some of the zincs replaced on her hull. The zincs are to protect the hull from stray electricity in the Lewes Canal.  Her return last week was postponed due to windy conditions.  So far the long term forecast is looking favorable for the flood tide on Thursday evening.

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I imagine there will be as large if not a larger crowd for her return this time around since the last delay.  We will keep you updated with any changes, but so far the weather looks perfect for Thursday evening.

Fish On!

Rich King


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