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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 19 - June 25, 1998 - 26 Dennis Fomey photo Indian River Inlet was constructed in 1938 for $400,000 Indian River Inlet, as we know it today, was constructed in 1938 by the tween Dewey Beach to the north and Bethany Beach to the south. Accord- federal government at a cost of about $400,000. It serves as the common in- ing to the 1938 Guide to the First State, for two centuries prior to the 1938 let for Indian River, Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay. Prior to the sta- project "small sailing vessels traded in and out of Indian River Inlet on bilization of the inlet with stone jetties and bulkheads inside and outside, flood tides bringing merchandise and fertilizer from Philadelphia...and go- Indian River Inlet was a shifting geographical feature that opened and ing out with grain and forest products picked up at plantation landings closed on nature's random schedule along the stretch of barrier islands be- along the bays and river." Today the inlet primarily serves fishing boats.