Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers offer Delaware River cruise July 13

June 19, 2013

The Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers and Friends Association has scheduled a 10-hour trip up the Delaware River for Saturday, July 13.  This cruise will leave from the marina in Fortescue, N.J., on the Bonanza II at 8 a.m.  Boarding will take place from 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. The cruise will return around 6 p.m.

Many historic places will be seen along the Delaware River, including Ship John Shoal Lighthouse, Nuclear Generating Station 2, C&D Canal, Port of Wilmington, USS Olympia, USS New Jersey, Philadelphia Airport and the Naval Shipyard. Those onboard will see the Delaware Memorial, Commodore Barry, Ben Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges from a different perspective. Passengers will also have the opportunity to view the Lightship Barnegat moored at Pyne Point Marina in North Camden, N.J.

The cruise will be narrated with information on each site along the way.  The cost is $100 for adults and $50 for children ages 5-14.  Passengers should bring a brown bag lunch.

Other cruises are scheduled. Sunday, July 28, will be a four-hour sunset cruise leaving at 4:30 p.m., and a five-hour moonlight cruise will be leaving at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17. These cruises are $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 5-14. Beverages will be provided for these two cruises.

For more information, contact Elma Gardner, 856-825-0123; Jean Jones, 856-825-3386; or Darlene Rigazio 609-884-1329.