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88 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 Second Maritime Boast the Coast test coming to Lewes Oct. 4 The Lewes Chamber of Com- park entrance fee and is by reser- will be free. merce and Visitors Bureau, Inc. has announced plans for its sec- ond annual maritime event called Boast the Coast. The event was conceived in 1996 to showcase Lewes' nautical heritage and to feature activities that comple- mented the previously established Coast Day event, sponsored by the University of Delaware's College of Marine Studies. which this year takes place on Sunday, Oct. 5. "The day's events will feature a multitude of popular activities with an emphasis on nautical edu- cation for all ages," said Terry Cook, of Pace Electric, who is serving as Boast the Coast chair- person. Throughout the day, in a tent set up along the canal next to Irish Eyes Restaurant, events designed to attract families are scheduled every hour from l0 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is $5 per family to at- tend all the shows. The following attractions will be featured: "Flumpa and Friends LIVE!" at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This live show includes storytelling per- formed by Wendy Whitten (a for- mer Miss Sussex County, 1987 and Miss Cape Henlopen, 1988 and now living in Tennessee) ac- companied by production of sound and visual effects live on stage by Mike Sweda, followed by some interactive song and dance fun with Flumpa, a tree frog. The show addresses and'supports the environment and nature. "Creatures of the Coast," 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. - Presentation by Chris Bennett, manager of Cape Henlopen State Park's Seaside Nature Center which is an intro- duction to the animals that live along the Delaware coast, featur- ing live horseshoe crabs and snails. "Mysterious and Dangerous Creatures of the Sea," noon and 4 p.m. National Aquarium of Balti- more's traveling exhibit and the- atrical performance exploring common misconceptions and fears of animals with unique adap- tations. The show features cos- tumed volunteers as sharks, jelly- fish and other sea creatures. "Local Shipwrecks," 1 p.m. Presentation by Dale Clifton, founder and director of Discover- ies from theSea Shipwreck Muse- um, Fenwick Island. Clifton will discuss some of the local ship- wrecks and what has been learned through marine archaeology. Another attraction which is rarely open to the public is the Maritime Exchange Tower locat- ed in Cape Henlopen State Park. It will be opened by special arrange- ment for Boast the Coast. The tower is owned by the Philadel- phiaMaritime Exchange and used by the Pilots' Association of the Bay and River Delaware. It hous- es the radar and radio communica- tions systems employed by the Pi- lots' Association to monitor the vessel traffic to and from the ocean and the bay. Admission is $5 per person which includes the vation. Due to the limited access of the tower, assigned-time admis- sion tickets will go on sale at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce of- rice, in person, beginning Mon- day, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. There aVe a limited number of tickets and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The appearance of the A.J. Meerwald, an authentically re- stored Delaware Bay oyster schooner is another component of the Lewes Maritime weekend. This magnificent 115 foot vessel with more than 3,500 square feet of sail took center stage during last year's lighted boat parade. Daytime tours from 1 to 6 p.m. Last year's Lighted Boat Parade drew thousands to Lewes. The banks of the canal were packed with spectators who were not dis- appointed when the lights glisten- ing from the boats formed a long parade of fantastical images. The parade begins at 7 p.m. There is a $35 entry fee per boat (the cost in- cludes two tickets to the Toast the Coast paiay) and there will be cash prizes for the best decorated boats. The first-place winner will receive $500, second place will take home $300, and $I00 will go to the third place boat. The Toast the Coast party, which is open to the public and Continued on page 89 The 1HIAIlR in Children always enjoy getting acquainted with their brethren from the sea at Boast the Coast Festival in Lewes. T IHIAII1R. IBY / lw---,q O,,,q I I1-11 In . , means HA IP,., Corrective Color Singl & Double Process lexTuring 9erms & BodyWaves osmetics & Facials Relaxers i k v'.rsonal Consultations Classicc, ( ontemporary Cuts i And as always, we consult with the best curqoriTy...YOU! 4323 Highway One Rehoboth Beach, De 302-227-1960.. 800-259-0407 We offer other services, I:,ul our main objective is s H 00ir! Fabulou ,