Cape May - Lewes Ferry to Welcome 43 Millionth Passenger
(Lewes, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials reported that the Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) service would welcome its 43 millionth passenger on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The passenger is expected to board the 9:15 a.m. departure from Lewes, Delaware.
What: Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials will celebrate the 43 millionth passenger to travel aboard the ferry service in a brief ceremony in the terminal. The customer, who will be identified at the ticket counter, will receive a gift package of Cape May - Lewes Ferry logo items and a book of 6 vehicle tickets valid for future travel aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. A passenger from the first crossing in 1964 has been invited to attend the ceremony.
Where: Lewes Ferry Terminal; Freeman Highway and Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, Delaware.
When: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:40 a.m. sharp (Media representatives should report inside the Lewes Ferry Terminal building at 8:30 a.m.)
Why: Launched in 1964, the Cape May - Lewes Ferry has offered continuous service for residents and visitors alike between the Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware resort regions. In addition to 43 million passengers, the popular ferry service has served more than 14 million vehicles in its history. On July 1, the first ferry vessel departed the Lewes terminal at 6:47 a.m., carrying eight vehicles and fifteen passengers. Since its inception, the Cape May – Lewes Ferry has been integral to the development of the Twin Capes region.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than forty two million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2013, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers.