Delaware Breakwater

The Delaware Breakwater is a set of breakwaters east of Lewes, Delaware on Cape Henlopen that form Lewes Harbor. They were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 1976.

Delaware Breakwater and Lewes Harbor
Nearest cityLewes, Delaware
Coordinates38°47′52″N 75°6′30″W
ArchitectWilliam Strickland
Simon Bernard
NRHP reference #76000586[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 1976

The original 1,700-foot (520 m) and 2,800-foot (850 m) breakwaters were built in 1828.[1] The breakwaters are now included in the National Harbor of Refuge and Delaware Breakwater Harbor Historic District.

The breakwaters were the first structure of their kind to be built in the Americas.[2]

See also

Delaware Breakwater East End Light


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