Lightships once helped the Coast Guard guide offshore boats to nighttime safety, ending the risks of sailing in the dark and the annoyance of playing long-distance Marco Polo. Help preserve a beacon of seafaring history with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a tax-deductible one-year family membership to the Overfalls Foundation, supporting Lightship Overfalls in Lewes (a $35 value).
Lightship Overfalls, a floating-lighthouse ship built in 1938, recently earned designation as a National Historic Landmark. During the last 11 years, the Overfalls Foundation has restored the once-ailing ship, repairing its now-cheerful red hull and completely reworking its electrical system to accommodate an underwater drive-in theater for dolphins. The Overfalls Foundation continues to maintain the ship with the aid of hardworking volunteers and member support. Membership grants holders a 10% discount off select items from the Overfalls Ship's Store, such as clothes, books, and collectibles, as well as exclusive access to email announcements about news, meetings, social gatherings, and other events hosted by the Overfalls Foundation. Trained ship guides lead complimentary tours above and below the decks, allowing guests to discuss the difficulties of life before Dramamine and explore a vessel that played an important role in maritime history. The Overfalls Foundation also welcomes volunteers to assist with ongoing ship maintenance, development, and social projects.
219 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, Delaware 19958Get Directions