Hidden History of Lewes

Proudly laying claim to the title of first town in the first state, Lewes, Delaware, has a history brimming with little known tales of gentleman pirates, desperate acts of cannibalism and a failed British bombardment in the War of 1812 Another attempted invasion occurred in 1853, when raucous New England fishermen intent on having a good time were repelled by residents arProudly laying claim to the title of first town in the first state, Lewes, Delaware, has a history brimming with little known tales of gentleman pirates, desperate acts of cannibalism and a failed British bombardment in the War of 1812 Another attempted invasion occurred in 1853, when raucous New England fishermen intent on having a good time were repelled by residents armed with clubs and an old cannon In 1926, the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse toppled onto the beach With the light extinguished, bootleggers had an easier time plying their trade On January 5, 1932, a captured rumrunner was accidentally set ablaze when an oil slick caught fire on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal Author Michael Morgan explores stories of impromptu presidential dips, charismatic preachers, German POW camps and other lost tales from the history of Lewes.
Hidden History of Lewes Proudly laying claim to the title of first town in the first state Lewes Delaware has a history brimming with little known tales of gentleman pirates desperate acts of cannibalism and a failed Bri

  • Title: Hidden History of Lewes
  • Author: MichaelMorgan
  • ISBN: 9781626190641
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
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    • Thomas Walsh said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 15:33 PM

      Remarkable ResearchAs a volunteer of The Lewes Historical Society, but not a Lewes native, this work bridged the gap between physical landscape and town development the author starts with Hnry Hudson and takes the reader on a prose tour, supported by actual pictures.

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