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

Last Lewes Pilot Skiff

 
 
Last Lewes Pilot Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2017
1. Last Lewes Pilot Skiff Marker
Inscription.

Used to take Del. Bay and River Pilots
from pilot boat Philadelphia and
pilot boat Delaware
to and from ships in Del. Bay
before World War II

Rowed by 4 apprentice pilots

Built by
Dave Watson

Lewes
Master Small Boat Builder

Motor launches used after
beginning of World War II

 
Location. 38° 46.548′ N, 75° 8.374′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Bank Street west of Front Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and subject skiff are under a protective canopy within the back garden of the Cannonball House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Front Street, Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano (a few steps from this marker); The Cannonball House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodds Corner (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this
Last Lewes Pilot Skiff Marker (<i>wide view; showing skiff interior detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2017
2. Last Lewes Pilot Skiff Marker (wide view; showing skiff interior detail)
marker); a different marker also named The Bombardment of Lewes (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Devon Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable PersonsWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Last Lewes Pilot Skiff image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2017
3. Last Lewes Pilot Skiff
Last Lewes Pilot Skiff (<i>bow</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2017
4. Last Lewes Pilot Skiff (bow)
Last Lewes Pilot Skiff (<i>stern - cannon unrelated</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2017
5. Last Lewes Pilot Skiff (stern - cannon unrelated)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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