After a summer of successful sunset cruises and Outreach Programs, the Foundation is finally working on bid proposals for the dock replacement. This process will take a fair amount of time to find an engineering-architectural firm to design a new docking system. Once a firm and design has been chosen by the Foundation and State, we will put the job out for bid to prospective contractors.
We are hoping to have this process of selecting the contractor completed by the end of the calendar year. Our hopes are that we will be able to start dock construction in the spring of 2015 barring any unforeseeable delays.
Please keep checking the website and our Facebook page for upcoming events ad updates on the dock construction project. We will post the 2015 sunset cruise dates in April.
The Foundation is always looking for new member volunteers to assist with Outreach Programs in the community such as Coast Day, Lewes Maritime Festival, Bud and Bug, sunset cruises and soon to be restoration and preservation.
Thank you for your ongoing support in preserving Harbor of Refuge.
A compilation video of our last sunset cruise of the season is now on our YouTube page!
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The 2014 Lighthouse Tours were canceled due to lack of transportation funds which were provided in the past by the Delaware River & Bay Authority and the state of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
The Foundation is an all volunteer organization. Before we can resume tours and restoration work of the Harbor of Refuge we must first solve the problem of the dock. As you can see from the photos below the dock is not safe for use. We welcome ideas and funds for fixing the dock.
Harbor of Refuge Light Station
(L)Dock before damage     (R) Unusable dock (This photo is over a year old, before Hurricane Sandy and other storms. Damage is much worse now.)
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