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64 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 Lewes Historical Society invites public to own a part of the past and donate The Lewes Historical Society's famous oil painting of "Pilot Schooner No. 1, Thomas Howard" is a beautiful reminder of the days of sail and of Lewes's close con- nection with the sea. The painting is now available as a museum quality print from the Lewes His- torical Society. Sales of the $30 poster benefit the long-term mis- sion of the Society to preserve and celebrate Lewes's past. The painting, donated to the so- ciety in 1971 by Dr. James E. Mar- vii, was painted c. 1880 most like- ly by a "C. Knight." Depicting the schooner off Cape Henlopen un- der threatening skies, the print would make an elegant addition to any family room, office, home of- fice or collection, The painting was photographed and the print designed by Kevin Fleming. ,The Pilots' Association for the Bay & River Delaware generously under- wrote the cost of the print. The ship was a mainstay of the Pilots' Association for the Bay & River Delaware and served some of the most prominent pilot fami- lies of Lewes such as the Cham- bers, Conwell, Clampitt, Edwards, Kelley, Long, Marshall, Maull, Mason, Norman, Orton, Poynter, Price, Parker, Rutherford and Schellenger clans. The schooner is referred to in the diary of pilot James A. Orton when in 1880, he notes that he boarded the barque "Xenophon" from the Thomas Howard Jan. 14 and noted that the Sussex Red Hatters plan upcoming events Local Sussex County Red Hat chapters are preparing for several upcoming social events, including a trip to Cape May on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Sept. 17. Prior to that event, the Majestic Ma- trons of the Red Hat Society, Lewes, will meet for a luncheon at noon, Aug. 14, at Jake's Seafood House (formerly Mulli- gan's) on Route 1. Dale Clifton, well known treasure seeker, entre- preneur of Sea Shell City and cu- rator of the Shipwreck Discovery Museum, will be the guest speak- er. The group is limited to 25 reservations from sister chapters; anyone who is interested in at- tending should call Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler at 644- 3373 by Aug. 8. The Cape May trip is open to all Sussex County Red Hat chapters. Foot passenger tickets should be purchased between 8 and 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. departure. The ticket includes the cost of jitney to the center of Cape May. Lun- cheon will be independent; some may wish to bring a bag lunch while others may choose to dine Continued on page 65 The Lewes Historical Society is offering a museum quality print of "Pilot Schooner No. 1, Thomas Howard," to benefit the society's efforts. wind was from the southeast. Five days later, Captain Orton boarded the "Ashbume," a steam- er headed for Philadelphia, and anchored above Overfalls Shoal at the mouth of Delaware Bay. The logs of the schooner 'Thomas Howard" are available for research and are a part of the Journal Library at the Society. The painting can be seen in the Pilots Room in the Cannonball House on Front Street. To pur- chase the print or to find out more about the Society, call 645-7670 or visit, EW KITCHE Quality Design Showroom at Rt. 24, just off RL 1 at Family Dollar Mall & Installation For Kitchens & A Year Has Passed It only seems like yesterday Our hearts know the truth We miss you more each passing day It's hard to wake each morning knowing you are gone Your love and memories will be with us till we meet again your smile is with us always loved and deeply missed Morn Dad Johnna Ntom Mom In LOVing" ]Vemory Fred (Freddie) Jensen 5-2-76 8-11-02 Building a new home? Call the Propane experts! * Underground tanks * Easy payment plans * 24-hour Service pm00A * Certified Employees Call today: 302-645-9991 Print Advertising Works