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Historic Lewes Video
Please enjoy this wonderful 9 minute video, which gives a brief history of the town of Lewes, told through the experiences of the bay and river pilots of the community, whose contributions continue to play a critical role in Delaware's- and our nation's- maritime commerce. From an early 17th century Dutch settlement through today's heritage and eco-tourism driven economy, nearly 400 years of history vividly comes to life in this short documentary.