Cape May - Lewes Ferry to Welcome 14 Millionth Vehicle
(Lewes, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials reported that the Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) service would welcome its 14 millionth vehicle on Friday July 12, 2013. The vehicle is expected to board the 11:15 a.m. departure from Lewes, Delaware.
What: Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials will celebrate the 14 millionth vehicle to travel aboard the ferry service in a brief ceremony near the vehicle boarding ramps at the Lewes terminal. The customer, who will be identified at the toll plaza, will receive 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.
Where: Vessel Dock at the Lewes Ferry Terminal; Freeman Highway and Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.
When: Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (Media representatives should report inside the Lewes Ferry Terminal building to be escorted to the Boarding Ramp.)
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 14 million vehicles, the popular ferry service has served more than 42 million passengers 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.
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 forty two million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2012, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.