BIDEN ON CAPE HENLOPEN 1982
WHAT SENATOR J. R. BIDEN HAD TO SAY ABOUT CAPE HENLOPEN IN 1982
Senator Biden always enjoyed visiting Cape Henlopen State Park but was now to enjoy it more since the Federal General Service Commission formalized a decision reached in 1982 to turn back to the people of Delaware 330 acres of land controlled by the Navy.
Biden regrets that Senator Caleb Boggs is not around to enjoy the return as it was he who began back in 1971 the campaign to get back the Government lands. Biden said his primary objective to return the Cape dunes to the generations ahead. There has been a 10-year struggle with federal bureaucracy to make this decision. The first land was returned in 1978 by the Navy controlled beachfront and the Army's 94 acres. The job is not done yet as the Navy still has 15 acres and the Army 95.
Abstract: Salisbury Daily Times, Friday, October 22, 1982.