Cape May – Lewes Ferry Announces Sale of 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bricks to be Placed at Both Ferry Terminals
(Cape May, NJ) Today, Cape May – Lewes Ferry officials announced the sale of commemorative laser-engraved bricks that will be placed at the entrance of both Ferry terminals as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2014. The commemorative bricks will be installed in the spring of 2014, prior to the Ferry’s Anniversary on July 1, 2014.
“This is an exciting way for the community to both celebrate and contribute to the history of the ferry,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “With the commemorative brick program, our fans now have a special way to become a part of history and put their own stamp on the 50th Anniversary of the service.”
Gehrke added that the cost of a brick was kept low to make them affordable. “We’re not looking at this program to generate revenue,” he said. “Any proceeds that remain following the sale and installation of the bricks will be used to fund the Cape May – Lewes Ferry’s 50th Anniversary public celebrations.”
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. Brick reservations are available now through April 21, 2014. The Cape May – Lewes Ferry will hold a ceremony to unveil the commemorative brick designs at the ferry terminals in late June 2014.
For more information on the commemorative brick program or to order your personalized 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.