posted on June 25, 2014 15:00
Cape May-Lewes Ferry 50th Anniversary Dedication Ceremony
Milestone Celebration Set for June 28 at the Cape May Ferry Terminal
WHAT: On Saturday, June 28, Cape May County Freeholder Will Morey, Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck, and members of the Sandman and Coldren families will join with Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Commissioners, past and present, and Cape May Lewes Ferry (CMLF) representatives for a dedication ceremony to commemorate the Cape May – Lewes Ferry’s 50th Anniversary.
The ceremony will include the unveiling of the commemorative brick paver patio and placement of time capsule, dedication of the Commissioners Plaque, unveiling of refurbished Sandman Plaque and the J. Fred Coldren Memorial Bench. The ceremony is open to the public.
WHO: Cape May County Freeholder Will Morey; Lower Township Mayor Michael Beck; DRBA Chairman James Hogan; DRBA Executive Director Scott Green; and Heath Gehrke, CMLF Director of Operations. Members of the Sandman and Coldren families will also be attending.
WHEN: Saturday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cape May Ferry Terminal near the main entrance; 1200 Sandman Blvd.; North Cape May, NJ
WHY: The Cape May – Lewes Ferry, which connects the Twin Capes region of Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE, began operations on July 1, 1964. During the past five decades, the Ferry has transported more than 43 million people and 14 million vehicles across the Delaware Bay. Cars from each of the 50 states and numerous foreign countries have made the ferry trip and over one billion miles have been covered during the 50 years of round trip travel. The Ferry is one of the lasting Delaware Bay hallmarks.
The late Charles W. Sandman, Jr., a former State Senator and Congressman from southern New Jersey, was an ardent champion and advocate to establish the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. The late J. Fred Coldren was an aide to Congressman Sandman in the early 1970s. Mr. Coldren who passed away in January, served as the Ferry’s business manager for ten years and its unofficial historian.
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