A limited number of tickets are still available for the Lewes-based lecture/tours of the hull of His Majesty's Sloop DeBraak, a British warship that was escorting and protecting a convoy of British and American merchant ships en route to the United States when it was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast May 25, 1798. Remaining lecture/tours, which are limited to 12 visitors per program, will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the following Mondays: Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25; and Sept. 15, 22 and 29. (No program Sept. 1.)
Conducted by interpreters from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, activities begin at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, where a lecture on the ship will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World. The exhibit tells the story of the vessel, its crew and the historical context within which it operated in the late 18th century. Ticket holders will then be transported, via van, to the DeBraak hull facility in nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for a tour of the surviving section of the ship’s hull.
Nonrefundable tickets for the lecture/tours are $10 per person (restricted to those age 10 and above) and are available at shop.delaware.gov. For more information, call 302-645-1148.