Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lewes Maritime History Trail
The fisheries were the town's main economic engines for the fist half of the twentieth century, employing hundreds and supporting numerous local businesses, including marine repair, rentals for seasonal workers, and food services for the shipboard galleys.
The Lewes menhaden industry collapsed in the early 1960s as the local stock was severly depleted from technological improvements that led to overfishing. Nothing remains of the many fisheries-related businesses that were once located along Cape Henlopen Drive.
Erected by City of Lewes.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 46.901′ N, 75° 7.82′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lighthouses (here, next to this marker); Lewes-Rehoboth Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); Unknown Sailors' Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Otis H. Smith City Dock (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Legacy of Ted Freeman (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Bombardment of Lewes (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Bombardment of Lewes (approx. 0.6 miles away); The War of 1812 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
Also see . . . Menhaden. From Wikipedia. The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a small, oily-fleshed fish that plays a major role in the marine ecosystem on the east coast of the United States. (Submitted on December 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.