Ferry and Fish Products factory in March 1970

July 10, 2017

In March of 1970, Lloyd Treitsworth and Dee Andrews flew up and down the state of Delaware photographing different aspects of the state including natural and cultural features in an initiative called Project Delaware. In Lewes, they captured this image of the infant Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, on the Lewes side, and the western portion of the Fish Products menhaden plant including tanks for storing fish oil, processing buildings and the small concrete houses where workers lived with their families.  They were known as Bunker Row, a take-off from the locals’ name for menhaden: bunker. In the 1950s Lewes - on the strength of menhaden harvesting - landed more tonnage of fish than any other port in the United States.

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