The First Presbyterian Church of Milford will present “History and Restoration Efforts” at the next 2nd Friday program, planned for Friday, May 12 at 7 PM in the church library. Speakers will include members of the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation.
“This program will provide details on the refurbishment of the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse,” John Huntzinger, 2nd Friday program coordinator, said. “There will be some late breaking details included as well. The program will also include information on the Lightship Overfalls museum.”
The Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and was constructed to protect maritime vessels from striking the Harbor of Refuge breakwater which was completed in 1901. The lighthouse was completed in the early 1900s and operated by a lighthouse keeper until 1973 when it was automated. Efforts began in 2002 to preserve the lighthouse.
In addition to learning more about the preservation efforts for the Harbor of Refuge lighthouse, there will also be information provided about the preservation of the Lightship Overfalls which was decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1972 and has been in Lewes since 1973. At the 2nd Friday program, experts will provide information on the mission of the Overfalls Foundation and the maritime history in the area.
A Zoom link can be provided by emailing [email protected]. Those who wish to attend in person should park in the parking lot behind the church and enter through the back door with the handicapped sign. Walk through the kitchen to enter the library.
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