|"Cape May - Lewes Ferry" oil on canvas (18" x 36") 2013|
The ferries began their service in 1964 with a fleet of boats that had been previously crossing the Chesapeake Bay between Cape Charles and Virginia Beach, VA. At that time they were still steam powered but a decade later they were replaced with the current collection of vessels which includes names such as M.V. Twin Capes and M.V. Cape Henlopen. The terminal in Lewes is staffed by cheerful men and women who not only load the passengers and their cars but they sell tickets, tend bar and operate a gift shop.
|I love the clattering sounds of the ferry being loaded.|
|Ferries arrive and depart on a daily 16 hour schedule.|