Cape May – Lewes Ferry Legacy Brick Pavers Still Available for Limited Time
Second Phase Closes on August 8, 2014
(Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials announced that the 50th Anniversary commemorative laser-engraved bricks are still available for sale, but only four days remain for customers to order bricks during this second phase. Brick reservations continue through August 8, 2014. The second phase will be installed in late September or early October.
“Our legacy brick program has been a resounding success,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “It’s great to observe our fans and customers come to the terminal to see where their bricks are located within the commemorative brick patio. We wanted everyone who wanted to purchase a brick to be able to do so in this second phase.”
Gehrke added that the legacy bricks have been used in a variety of ways. “We’ve received brick orders containing birthday wishes, remembering a great family vacation at the shore and one even had a marriage proposal!” Gehrke said. Other personalized brick messages include happy anniversary wishes; and memories of a loved one; or in honor of great employees.
The first phase of the legacy bricks were installed in a decorative pattern at the entrance of both Ferry Terminals on the 50th Anniversary weekend of the Ferry, June 28-29, 2014.
The bricks are available in one standard size. The 4” x 8” brick will cost $50 and fans will have the opportunity to personalize the brick. The bricks have a three line capacity for text, with a maximum of 20 characters per line including spaces and punctuation. In addition, replica and mini-bricks can be purchased as a family keepsake for $50 and $15 respectively.
Corporate brick sponsorships are also available using an array of two (2) or four (4) 4”x 8” standard bricks at a cost. For more information on the commemorative brick program or to order your personalized legacy brick, please visit us at www.cmlf.com or call toll free 800 64 FERRY.
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry, which is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority and serves the Twin Capes region of Cape May, NJ and Lewes, DE, began operations on July 1, 1964. On that historic date, the first ferry vessel departed the Lewes terminal at 6:47 a.m., carrying eight vehicles and fifteen passengers. Over the years, 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.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
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 40 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2013, 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.
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Bill Lowe_time capsule: DRBA Vice Chairman Bill Lowe places the time capsule under the 50th Anniversary capstone during a ceremony at the Lewes Terminal on June 29, 2014. A second phase of the legacy brick pavers will be installed later this year.