Lewes Maritime History TrailDuring the War of 1812, British vessels blockaded the mouth of Delaware Bay in an effort to disrupt shipping patterns and supply lines and cause economic hardship in the Mid-Atlantic. But when crews attempted to land at Lewes to replenish their ships, they were repelled by companies of well-organized local militia. The British commander tried to negotiate for supplies, but that too failed. Finally the commander warned Lewes officials that "whatever sufferings may fall upon the inhabitants of Lewes may be attributed to yourselves ..."
|Placed By||City of Lewes|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:18pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 487935 N 4291910|
|Decimal Degrees||38.77583333, -75.13888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.55', W 75° 8.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 33.00" N, 75° 8' 19.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-117 Rd 267, Lewes DE 19958, US|
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