Delaware River and Bay Authority to “Rechristen” the M/V Cape Henlopen
Refurbishments enhance comfort and appearance, performed by in-house staff
(Lewes, DE) On June 24, 2013, Delaware Governor Jack Markell will be joined by Lewes Mayor Jim Ford and his wife, Teresa, and members of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the recent refurbishment of the M/V Cape Henlopen, one of four vessels in the ferry fleet. The vessel has recently undergone enhancements such as new seating and flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and installation of new stack logos in celebration of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry’s upcoming 50th Anniversary. 
What:      Governor Jack Markell and Lewes Mayor Jim Ford will be joined by Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials to provide details on the recent refurbishment of the M/V Cape Henlopen. At the conclusion of the remarks, Teresa Ford, wife of Lewes Mayor Jim Ford, will break a bottle of champagne over the vessel’s bow to signify the “rechristening.”  Light refreshments will also be served.
When:     Monday, June 24 at 10:00 AM
Where:   Behind the Lewes ferry terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE. (In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be moved inside the passenger terminal building.)
Why:       The Delaware River and Bay Authority has made significant investment in improvements in its vessels, while at the same time utilizing in-house resources to save expense. This celebration is to acknowledge the efforts of Authority employees, to signify the start of the summer season, to inform the public about the improvements and to encourage them to visit the ferry and enjoy the new amenities as the service approaches its 50thAnniversary.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The Authority also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All agency operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.