Lewes Maritime History TrailMenhaden, a small bony, oily fish was pursued not to be eaten but to be pressed for its oil and ground into fertilizer. Lewes' fisheries began in 1883 and reached their zenith in 1953 when the docks at Lewes strained unde the weight on millions of pounds of menhaden, leading some to call Lewes "the nation's largest fishing port."
|Placed By||City of Lewes|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 11:47pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 488679 N 4292558|
|Decimal Degrees||38.78168333, -75.13033333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.901', W 75° 7.82'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 54.06" N, 75° 7' 49.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 138 Bayview Ave, Lewes DE 19958, US|
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