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Boast the Coast: Lewes' maritime heritage and much more

Theme of lighted-boat parade will switch to Halloween
By Ron MacArthur | Oct 12, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Donning a pirate hat, Luisa Bonner, visiting from Trenton, N.J., takes part in children's events in 1812 Memorial Park.

Summer-like weather brought out huge crowds to the 18th annual Boast the Coast Maritime Festival in Lewes. The day – sponsored by Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Lewes Historical Society – was filled with boat rides, food tastings, children's activities, sidewalk sales, a craft fair and a lighted-boat parade. Events also took place at Zwaanendael Museum.

Chamber officials announced that this year's lighted-boat parade will be the last. Because of dwindling number of participants, next year's parade will take place in the daylight at 5 p.m. during Boast the Coast and have a Halloween theme.

 

 

 

The Sea Scouts' SSTV Coup de Tete - a first-place winner – lights up Lewes-Rehoboth Canal during the 18th annual Lewes lighted boat parade. The format of the parade will be changed next year to a Halloween-themed daytime boat parade. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Tatiana Maroney of Wilmington takes advantage of a warm day and lots of people in Lewes for the Oct. 5 festival to sell lemonade on Second Street. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Free rides on Cape Water Taxi are a big hit during Boast the Coast. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Rod Seifred and his crew aboard Seafox have a winter in October theme. Their work paid off with a first-place trophy. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The streets of Lewes are lined with shoppers looking for bargains during the annual sidewalk sales held in conjunction with Boast the Coast. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Artist Constance Guerra of Midland, Va., shows off her colorful beach-themed artwork as one of dozens participating in the Lewes Histocial Society's craft fair. "This is a special place for me," she said about Lewes. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Potter Steve Datz of Ryefield Ceramics in Middletown watches over the large crowd at the Lewes Historical Society Fall Craft Fair. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Flumpa delights children by dancing and acting out songs. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Metalsmith Jennifer Kerper talks about her unique jewelry creations on display at the craft fair. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lewes in Bloom volunteers sell plants from a booth set up on Second Street. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Lewes fire boat is open for tours along the public dock during the 18th annual Boast the Coast Maritime Festival. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The fabric art of Pat Staby Rogers is featured during the 18th annual Lewes Historical Society Fall Craft Fair. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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