Did you know that there are lighthouses out in the Delaware Bay? Have you ever seen the sun set on the Bay? Come cruise with us! The water looks like liquid gold and it’s the perfect photo op. The Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends Association offers the opportunity to view all of this plus learn the background of the lighthouses and the history of the Bay. This year, two old fashioned Saturday night cruises have been planned: a sunset cruise on Saturday, July 20 and a moonlight cruise on Saturday, August 3. The 4-hour cruise on Saturday, July 20 will go to Ship John Shoal light and points north in the Bay, while the cruise 5-hour cruise on Saturday, August 3 will go to Harbor of Refuge Light and south in the Bay. Some of the lighthouses include the Miah Maul, Cross Ledge, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Fourteen Foot Bank and either Brandywine or Ship John. On August 3, the cruise will pass the Harbor of Refuge Light.
Both cruises leave from NJ State Marina (Higbee’s slip #5) in Fortescue, NJ (the “Weakfish Capitol of the World”) aboard the US Coast Guard approved Bonanza II. You are asked to be at the dock at least one-half hour before the departure time of 4 p.m. Besides the beautiful, relaxing scenic cruise, you can learn the background of each lighthouse and the history of the Delaware Bay. The cruises are narrated by former members of the US Coast Guard.
For reservations and further information, please contact Darlene or Angelo Rigazio, (609) 884-1329 or Maxine or Rod Mulligan, (856) 691-8224.
The cost of the cruise is $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 12. Checks should be made payable to DBLHKFA and can be mailed at least a week before the cruise to: Maxine Mulligan, Treasurer DBLHKFA, 1049 Simca Terrace, Vineland, NJ 08360. You are asked to bring bug spray (just in case), a jacket, and a box lunch if you wish. Soda and water will be provided.