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Over the last several months the US Army Corps of Engineers has been conducting a study of the breakwater on which Harbor of Refuge Light stands. They are looking at both the current stability of the breakwater and ways to reinforce and repair it. We were recently notified that they are finalizing their findings and expect to issue a report in the near future.
Out of an abundance of caution, we are following the Corps’ recommendation to not hold any activities at Harbor of Refuge Light until after that report has been issued and the findings reviewed. While we don’t anticipate any danger of having activities at the lighthouse in the near future, we always place safety first, and will not be taking reservations for lighthouse tours until we are certain it is safe.
Our hope is that the report will be completed soon, and we can publish tour dates and take reservations. We will update this page as we learn more.
On a brighter note, we will be going forward with our popular summer Sunset Cruises. Information on these events can be found below.
Leaving from Angler’s Fishing Center in Lewes, we will cruise the Lewes Rehoboth Canal, cross Roosevelt Inlet, and into the Harbor of Refuge to see Delaware Breakwater East End Light and Harbor of Refuge Light. On these sunset cruises we will not be going into the lighthouses but will stop nearby each one for some great views. We often see dolphins on these trips, so be sure to bring a camera! This is a BYOB and snacks event. The cost for the cruise is $40.00 per person.
Saturday, June 10 7 PM – 9 PM
Saturday, September 9 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
To register for a Sunset Cruise, please click here Sunset Cruise Registration Form
A few photos from previous year's Sunset Cruises.
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Updated June 4, 2023