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Townhouse music blares louder than terminal

By David Shook | May 25, 2014

I have only been living in Lewes for the past 18 months off and on, but the most important thing that I keep in mind is "do not try to change us," which I agree with wholeheartedly.  fter all, if I wanted it to be like Pennsylvania, I would stay in Pennsylvania. However, there are some changes that would not change the character of my future permanent home.

I'm talking about the music at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. For three weeks last August, I was training on the Kalmar Nyckel from 6 to 9 p.m., and even that close and in direct line of the speakers, it did not seem "loud" at all.
In addition, not once was I able to get off duty, have a beer, and enjoy the music, since the evening's activity was over every single night before our 9 p.m. dismissal. Adding to the misinformation, last week I had the occasion to engage several lovely women who were strolling at the terminal. They lamented that the terminal was going to have "bands" and "going to be a venue for young people"? Huh, no offense Lewes, but I haven't seen very many "young people," and I'm sure they would prefer to be surrounded by other "young people" in Dewey.
I was also able to determine that they lived on the far side of the terminal that is completely blocked by the terminal and even more so with the new glass walkways.
Did I mention that last week a townhome was blasting its music so loud from the deck that it was easily discernible from the terminal. I'm sure no one was disturbed by that music or complained about it at the terminal.
Anyway, my experience with the music at the terminal has been of an acoustic style, directed towards the water, finished by 8:30-9 p.m., and not what I feel is a vexation to the spirit of this beautiful area.
Also, I believe that the financial benefits, if any, do not go to private interests, but benefit the state and local interests, which in turn provides another venue for us "not so young" folks.
David Shook

Lewes

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