Tickets still available for lecture and tour of DeBraakOpen dates through Oct. 14
Limited tickets are still available for the Lewes-based lectures and tours of the hull of His Majesty's Sloop DeBraak, a British warship that was escorting and protecting a convoy of British and American merchant ships en route to the United States when it capsized and was lost off the Delaware coast May 25, 1798.
Remaining lecture tours, which are limited to 10 visitors per program, will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 16, 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 14.
All lecture tours begin at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway in Lewes, where a lecture on the ship will be presented in conjunction with A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World, an exhibit that has been on display at the museum since Dec. 1, 2012.
The exhibit tells the story of the vessel, its crew and the historical context within which it operated in the late 18th century. Ticket holders will then be transported via van to the DeBraak hull facility in nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for a curator-led tour of the surviving section of the ship’s hull.
Nonrefundable tickets for the lecture tours are $10 per person. They are restricted to those ages 10 and above and are available through Shop Delaware at shop.delaware.gov. For more information, call 302-645-1148.