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A scene of Lewes Creek and downtown Lewes in 1906

July 16, 2019

This postcard, mailed in 1906, features a photograph taken from the Lewes Beach side of Lewes Creek which in the 1930s became the northern end of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The bridge at the left gave people on the town side of the creek a means to get over to the beach side.

If you looked south today from where the photographer was standing back in the early 1900s, you would see Fisherman’s Wharf in the foreground and the Lewes public dock on the other side of the creek where the motor yacht Prince of Tides has been tied up for the past week. The large building across the creek in this old postcard is the Hotel Rodney which stood at the corner of South Street (now Savannah Road) and Front Street.

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