Fenwick Island Lighthouse talk set Feb. 24

February 17, 2024

The Lewes Public Library and Zwaanendael Museum will welcome Winnie and Tracy Lewis, descendants of Fenwick Island Lighthouse Keeper William Edward Pepper, for a presentation about the history of the lighthouse at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. The event will also stream live online via Zoom.

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse had been in operation for only a decade when  Pepper was assigned as an assistant lighthouse keeper in 1869, a position he held for 16 years. More than a century later, his great-great-great-granddaughter, Winnie Lewis, became president of the New Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, dedicated to maintaining and preserving this iconic landmark.

Winnie will be joined by her daughter Tracy for the discussion, the last installment in the History Revival: Coastal Chronicles event series. The series was created through a partnership between the Lewes library and the Zwaanendael Museum to bring Delaware’s rich maritime history to life with lectures, music and historical theater performances.

Registration is required. To sign up, go to or call 302-645-2733. At registration, participants will be asked to select in-person or virtual attendance.


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