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

The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen

Cape Henlopen, Delaware

 
 
The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 31, 2010
1. The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen Marker
Inscription. Cape: a piece of land jutting into a body of water beyond the rest of the coast line; a headland; a promontory. Delaware's coastline is constantly changing. The daily effects of wind, tidal currents, and wave action are reshaping and redesigning the outline of Delaware. Over time, a coastline may move landward or seaward due to changes in sea-level and the amount of sediment available offshore. One striking example of this movement on the East Coast is the constantly changing Cape Henlopen. The map and photographs show how the coastline has moved about one mile northward in less than 170 years.
 
Erected by Delaware State Parks.
 
Location. 38° 47.717′ N, 75° 5.513′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Post Road. Touch for map. Located within Cape Henlopen State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware’s Beachnesters (a few steps from this marker); The Osprey (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Breakwater Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Quarantine Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); German Submarine at Cape Henlopen (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Great Dune (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Standing Guard (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
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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 510 times since then and 46 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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