LV-118 is one of the 17 remaining lightships out of 179 that served to protect ships for over a century. It was stationed off the coast of Long Island, Boston Harbor and Martha's Vineyard. In 1973, it retired to Lewes, Delaware, the first town in the first state.Use our Lewes online holiday planner to visit Lightship Overfalls on your trip to Lewes, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Lightship Overfalls Reviews
I have not been on too many lightships, but this one is like the others. However, the museum here is very good, and the tour guide is very informative. more »
Had no idea these even existed. Great little tour for anyone interested in nautical history. Certainly a good IRL experience for those who enjoy reality shows like “Deadliest Catch.” (Even if it’s jus... more »
Volunteers provide tours of the ship that last 30-40 minutes. There is also a small gift shop and museum. The only way to go into the ship is his a tour. In 2019, tours cost $5 for adults, children 14 and under a free. The tour guides provide facts of the ship as well as a few stories. Highly recommend the tour .
Great little stop for families. The play ground is really cute with some great photo opps. You can also find a few of the local National Parks passport stamps here.
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