Lewes DE – recommended port

It isn’t exactly on the Great Loop route, but it is only a 15 mile side trip, which we recommend. There is a “harbor of refuge” anchorage and a canal with a 200ft Lewes City Dock inside. The village offers tons of restaurants and other businesses within walking distance. Major shopping is less than 3 miles away or $13 Uber ride each way. This is a very historical and architecturally quaint town. The people are very friendly. Dockmaster John of the City Dock is very helpful. M.302-245-9360. $3/ft.

The first incorporated town in the first state to ratify the US Constitution, December 7, 1787.
Lewes’ Harbor of Refuge inside the growing Cape Henlopen “hook”. This anchorage in combination with the City Dock in the canal, gives cruisers options to wait for your weather window and timing your next move north or south, or up Delaware Bay, which is our move after Fiona’s wake settles down. .
Click to see video above. White caps this morning in this well protected canal, Lewes City Dock. We’ve got the OK to stay here one more night. Hopefully things settle down tomorrow.

Granville and his wife Anne on Lewes City Dock with Shellerina in the background this afternoon.

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