Cape Gazette

Cape May-Lewes Ferry honored for 50 years of business

By Ryan Mavity | Feb 11, 2014
Photo by: Deny Howeth

Rehoboth Beach — The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce honored the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for its 50 years in business Feb. 4.

Accepting the award were (l-r) director of operations Keith Gehrke, Nikky Fisher and presenter Bill Klemkowski.

The ferry began operations July 21, 1964, shoving off from the Lewes terminal carrying eight cars and 15 passengers. The cost for a car and a driver was $4. Today, the ferry transports 14 million vehicles and 43 million passengers a year.

Dewey Beach Patrol Capt. Todd Fritchman, right, presents the Lifeguard of the Year award to Craig Young. Young was selected for the award by his fellow lifeguards for his leadership within the patrol, Fritchman said. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Taking home the chamber’s award for Volunteer of the Year was Darrell O’Connor, who was honored for his work starting the annual sandcastle building contest and conducting classes with visiting families. O’Connor, left, was presented the award by chamber attorney Jay Becker. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
The award for 20 years of chamber membership was presented to the Cape Gazette. Accepting the award were (l-r) publisher Dennis Forney, editor-in-chief Trish Vernon and presenter Keith Martin. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson presented her town’s Volunteer of the Year Award to Harry Wilson for his 20 years of service on Dewey’s planning commission. Accepting the award on Wilson’s behalf was new planning commission Chairman David King. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson introduces Dewey Beach Volunteer of the Year Award winner Harry Wilson. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper, right, honored city electrician Sam Allen, left for his service to the city. Allen is detailed to the wastewater treatment plant, but is often called on to work on street lighting and other city projects. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Recognized by the chamber for their volunteer work were (l-r) Rachel Webster, Adam VanVorst, Diane Pringle, Gwen Osborne, Zeke Przygocki, Stan Mills, Marcia Maldeis, Bill Klemkowski, Larry Lanouette, Rick Kidd, Katie Handy and Cheryl Cannon (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Rehoboth Beach Mayor Sam Cooper presents a special recognition award to electrician Sam Allen. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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