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Tall ships convene for Sail Lewes Sept. 14-17 Historical tall ships sail into Lewes on Thursday, Sept. 14, in preparation for a weekend of excitement during the Lewes and Delaware 375th Anniversary Sail Lewes Festival, sponsored by Ocean Atlantic Associates. Two of the five tall ships dock- ing in Lewes are the Virginia and the A.J. Meerwald. Hailing from Norfolk, Va., the Virginia is a two-masted schooner, owned by the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation, and is a 122 foot replica of a 1917 schooner of the same name. She is the last of a breed of sailing pilot boats, built for speed like many of it's prede- cessors to race out to meet vessels that were inbound from local ports. She serves as the official floating ambassador for the Commonwealth of Virginia and provides a unique platform for youth education about Virginia's maritime heritage, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributar- ies. Docked alongside the Virginia at the Cape-May Lewes Ferry Terminal for the Sail Lewes weekend is the A.J. Meerwald, from Bivalve, NJ. The A.J. File photo The A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey's tall ship, will be among those docked nearby for Sail Lewes. Meerwald is the official tall ship of New Jersey and is operated by the Bayshore Discovery Project. At 115 feet in length, she is a tra- ditional Delaware Bay oyster- Continued on page 140 'A Sailor's Life for Me' events slated for Lewes Sept, 15-17 The adventure, romance, excite- ment, and hardships experienced by 18th and 19th Century seafar- ers will be brought to life in "A Sailor's Life for Me," a series of hands-on activities and demon- strations that will be presented on September 15-17, 2006 at the Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes, Delaware; and at the Lewes-Cape May Ferry ter- minal, 43 Henlopen Drive, Lewes. Held in conjunction with the "Sail Lewes" tall-ships festival, "A Sailor's Life for Me" will offer activities that are evocative of the smells of trade, the music of ships, and the taste of the seas. Adults as well as children will have oppor- tunities to experience the every- day lives of sailors through spice- aroma identification, maritime songs, "scurvy medicine" tastings, knot-tying demonstrations, mar- itime and pirate face-painting, seafaring games, shipwreck archaeology, and pirate history, as well as an interactive outdoor block-and-tackle station where visitors will be drilled by a demanding sea captain looking for a new crew. The hours of operation for "A Sailor's Life for Me" activities are Continued on page 140 CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006 - 137 ZAGAT RATED Also visit us at our Lanham, MD location - "One of the top 100 restaurants in the Metro D.C. area." Washingtonian Magazine '04 o e Cr  NOW OPEN DALLY AT 11:00 108 Second St., Lewes 645-6611