The Cape May–Lewes Ferry crosses the Delaware Bay just above the Atlantic Ocean. The 17-mile (27-km) ferry route links North Cape May, New Jersey, with Lewes, Delaware. The ferry is operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, using one of three 320-foot (98-m) vessels dedicated to the task. Each vessel has room for 100 cars and 800 passengers. The journey takes just a shade under an hour and a half. Along the way, passengers can enjoy excellent views of the bay, including the area’s many lighthouses. The ferry began solely as a useful transportation link, but has since become a tourist attraction in its own right.
When the Cape May–Lewes Ferry began service in 1964, distinctive blue signs marked the route to the ferry terminals. These signs featured a stylized depiction of one of the ferry vessels crossing the waves of Delaware Bay. In 1974, the ferry became a part of U.S. Route 9, which follows the ferry route to this day.
We’ve faithfully recreated the original Cape May–Lewes Ferry sign and made it available to add to your collection. Our replica of this rare sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. We have precisely duplicated every detail of the original, from the artwork to the fonts. To fit your display needs, we have sizes for sale ranging from 12 in. × 10 in. all the way up to 36 in. × 30 in.
This is a non-reflective sign—perfect for your enjoyment, indoors or outdoors. Relive the good old days of fun in the sun by the Delaware Bay by adding this marker to your den, garage, man cave, or any other place needing a touch of seaside flavor! (Looking for a size not listed here? Or perhaps another sign you remember from your childhood? Just ask Jake; custom orders are our specialty!)