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On the Sunset Cruises we will not be going into the lighthouses. We will cruise up the canal, out to both Breakwater Light and Harbor of Refuge Light.
We will be cruising by each of them at Sunset so you can get closeup photos of both these iconic lighthouses. On many of the cruises we have seen lots of dolphins so bring your cameras.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(Rain Date June 11 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
                                    Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: September 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
We will begin taking reservations 1 April 2018

2018 Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse TOURS

This is an opportunity to go into the Harbor of Refuge lighthouse all the way up to where the lighthouse keepers stood on duty.
We will depart from the finger pier at the ferry terminal. We will be having two tours each day, back to back. Here's the 2018 tour dates:

Saturday, June 16, 2018 Noon
Saturday, July 21, 2018 3PM
Saturday, August 18, 2018 1PM
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9AM

We will begin taking reservations 1 April 2018
    A new way to contribute to the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation - buy a can of paint.
Donors at the $100 level will be listed on a plaque inside the lighthouse.

      Our six year wait is over - the dock at Harbor of Refuge Light was completed 17 Nov 2016

      The Board of Directors have many to thank:

      Joan Larrivee of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for her assistance in the administration of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties, US Department of the Interior, which was key to the funding of the dock replacement.

      Thanks to Luke Browning and the crew of Marine Technologies Incorporated for the great job they did in a very challenging environment.

      Our thanks also to Laura Burgess and Mat Dow of Keast & Hood Structural Engineers for the vital role they've played throughout the project.

      Most of all we'd like to thank all of our supporters - you helped make this possible!

      Winter is usually a quiet time for the foundation, but we will be busy making plans for restoration and maintenance that is now possible because of the new dock. Watch for Sunset Cruise information after the first of the New Year.

      We'll keep you updated on our activities and events through email, our Facebook page and this web site.

      Thanks to Luke Browning of MTI and Red Moulinier for providing the photos:

Structural Steel being placed
20 Ton Side panel being placed

Aerial view of Steel structure
MTI Crew securing the side panel to the structural steel

Prefab Concrete in place on the front and sides

Crew and additional steel being placed
Prep for additional concrete of top of structure

Aerial view of the new dock. The two rectangular cutouts are covered with grates, and will allow storm water through, to reduce stress on the dock structure.

Front view of the dock, showing the bumpers and ladder

Side view of the dock

New steps leading from the breakwater to the collar (handrails to be added). No more step ladders needed to get up to the caisson level!

Mat Daw and Laura Burgess conducting the Lighthouse Structural Assessment
We finally have a new dock at Harbor of Refuge. Next steps will be cleaning up and restoration of the Harbor of Refuge. No doubt it needs a paint job! Let us know if you'd like to help.

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