Cape May - Lewes Ferry to Welcome 45 Millionth Passenger

(North Cape May, NJ) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials reported that the Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) service would welcome its 45 millionth passenger on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The passenger is expected to board the 10:30 a.m. departure from Cape May, New Jersey.

What: Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials will celebrate the 45 millionth passenger to travel aboard the ferry service in a brief ceremony at the terminal. The customer, who will be identified at the toll booth, will receive a gift package of Cape May - Lewes Ferry logo items and a gift certificate valid for future travel aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. In addition, the customer’s trip across the Delaware Bay will also be free.

Where: Cape May Ferry Terminal; 1200 Sandman Blvd., North Cape May, New Jersey.

When: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:50 a.m. sharp (Media representatives should report inside the Cape May Ferry Terminal building at 9:30 a.m.)

Why: Launched in 1964, 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 45 million passengers, the popular ferry service has served more than 14 million vehicles in its history. On July 1, 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.

The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2015, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.