posted on July 12, 2013 12:14
Cape May – Lewes Ferry Celebrates Milestone
14 Millionth Vehicle Uses Delaware Bay Ferry Service
(Lewes, DE) At approximately 10:50 a.m. this morning, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry registered its 14 millionth vehicle at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. George and Patricia Ungemah of Millsboro, Delaware purchased a ticket for the 11:15 AM departure bound for Cape May, New Jersey.
Lewes terminal manager Nikki Fisher presented the Ungemahs with a gift package of Cape May - Lewes Ferry logo items and a book of 6 vehicle tickets valid for future travel aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. Accompanied by their dog, Amber, the couple was traveling to New Jersey with their grandsons, Matthew and Liam McDavitt, to visit family. Originally from Homdel, New Jersey, the Ungemahs use the Ferry at least once a month to visit with family in Lincroft, New Jersey.
For nearly fifty years, the Cape May - Lewes Ferry has offered continuous service for residents and visitors alike between the Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware resort regions. In addition to 14 million vehicles, the popular ferry service has served more than 42 million passengers in its history. On July 1, 1964, the first ferry vessel departed the Lewes terminal at 6:47 a.m., carrying eight vehicles and fifteen passengers. Since its inception, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry has been integral to the development of the Twin Capes region.
14 Millionth Photo: (left to right) Patricia Ungemah, Matthew McDavitt, Liam McDavitt, George Ungemah, and Amber.