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Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Unknown Sailors’ Cemetery

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By Nate Davidson, December 31, 2010
1. Unknown Sailors' Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Lewes has been a Port-of-Call and a Harbor-of-Refuge since the 17th century. For generations during the ages of sail, a public burial ground in this immediate locality became the final resting place for hundred of sailors who lost their lives and whose unidentified bodies were here cast ashore. In remembrance of those persons whose remains are sheltered on this shore, this memorial is placed.

May they find eternal repose.
Erected 1983 by Erected by the Delaware River and Bay Authority in Cooperation with the Col. David Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lewes Historical Society.
Location. 38° 46.917′ N, 75° 7.15′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Cape Henlopen Drive. Touch for map. Located within the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. 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 of this marker. The Legacy of Ted Freeman (a few steps from this marker); Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware Pilots (within shouting distance of this marker); Breakwaters (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menhaden Fisheries (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lighthouses (approx. 0.6 miles away); German Submarine at Cape Henlopen (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
Additional keywords. Lewes, Cape Henlopen, Cape May
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraWaterways & Vessels

Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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