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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 Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 38° 47.717′ N, 75° 5.513′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Post Road. Located within Cape Henlopen State Park. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware’s Beachnesters (a few steps from this marker); The Osprey
The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 16, 2020
2. The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen Marker
(a few steps from this marker); William J. Hopkins (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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); Fort Miles Artillery Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); 155mm Gun (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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