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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
1. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker
 
Inscription. The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal connecting Rehoboth Bay and Delaware Bay was authorized by the U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912. Initially, the canal was envisioned as a means of access to the sea for farmers and saw mills along the Indian River and Bay. Consent to aquire land for construction was granted to the U.S. government by the Delaware state legislature in 1913. Construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was completed in 1927. Today, this feeder route to the Inter-coastal Waterway is used by commercial and pleasure boats and provides access for pilot boats to guide ocean-going vessels up the Delaware Bay to the major ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.
 
Erected by Delmarva Chapter 56, International Right-of-Way Association.
 
Location. 38° 46.537′ N, 75° 8.285′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Front Street (Delaware Route 267) 0 miles north of Savannah Road. Click for map. Marker is at the northeast corner of the public parking lot for 1812 Park - off Front Street, northwest of East Savannah Road - at the south end of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
2. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker
 
of this marker. Otis H. Smith City Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Bombardment of Lewes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cannonball House (about 400 feet away); The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (about 400 feet away); Dodds Corner (about 500 feet away); The New Devon Inn (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Lewes.
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker, near Savannah Road Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2010
3. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker, near Savannah Road Bridge
 
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker at the base of the Savannah Road Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
4. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Marker at the base of the Savannah Road Bridge
 
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
5. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
Looking north from the Savannah Road Bridge
 
 
Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, May 14, 2009
6. Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
viewed from the south bank near the marker.
 
 
Savannah Road Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
7. Savannah Road Bridge
Over the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
 
 
Savannah Road Bridge Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
8. Savannah Road Bridge Plaque
Savannah Road Bridge
Department of Transportation
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Pierre S.duPont, IV, Governor
Kermit H. Justice, Secretary
Robert D. Bewick, Junior, Director
David W.Matsen Bridge Engineer
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Hardesty & Hanover, Consultants
George & Lynch Incorporated, contractor
 
 
In Memoriam Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, February 3, 2013
9. In Memoriam
In Memoriam
John C. Sach
Construction Superintendent
Savannah Road Bridge
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,252 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 18, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on May 24, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8, 9. submitted on February 8, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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