‘Phantom of the Ferry’ delves into Lewes’ haunted history

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The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is teaming up with Delmarva Historic Haunts, the lab group of Gettysburg Paranormal, to present Phantom of the Ferry, a night of haunted history uncovering the mysterious past of long-ago sailors.

The program is offered 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 and Aug. 14 at the Lewes ferry terminal.

According to history and local lore, the bodies of hundreds of unidentified sailors washed ashore on the beaches of Lewes. In fact, the land beneath the Lewes ferry terminal served as burial grounds for these lost seafarers, and some say they are still with us today.

“Phantom of the Ferry will give our guests an insight into what it takes to be a paranormal investigator while providing a glimpse into Delaware’s unique past,” said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations.

The evening begins with a buffet dinner followed by a Paranormal 101 class instructed by the Delmarva team, which will teach participants the skills it takes to be an investigator in the field.

The price is $35 per person, and the program is not recommended for those under 12 years old. Reservations are recommended. To reserve a spot call 800-643-3779 (FERRY).

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