Bricks being sold to honor 50 years

The New Jersey returns from Lewes, Del. The Delaware River and Bay Authority is selling commemorative bricks as part of its anniversary.
The New Jersey returns from Lewes, Del. The Delaware River and Bay Authority is selling commemorative bricks as part of its anniversary. (AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer)
Posted: March 12, 2014

CAPE MAY The Delaware River and Bay Authority announced Monday that it would begin selling Cape May-Lewes Ferry laser-engraved commemorative bricks to celebrate the ferry's 50th anniversary this year.

The bricks, to be sold and installed at the Cape May and Lewes, Del., terminals this spring, will be part of the ferry's anniversary celebration in July, officials said.

"This is an exciting way for the community to both celebrate and contribute to the history of the ferry," said Heath Gehrke, director of ferry operations. "With our commemorative brick program, our fans now have a special way to become part of history and put their own stamp on the 50th anniversary of service."

The bricks will be available in one size - 4 by 8 - and cost $50. They can be personalized, with a three-line capacity for text, up to 20 characters per line, including letters, spacing, and punctuation.

Gehrke said the cost of the bricks was kept low to make them affordable for those who want to participate.

"We're not looking at this program to generate revenue," Gehrke said, noting that any proceeds left over after the sale and installation will be used to fund the celebration.

Brick reservations may be made through April 21. More information may be obtained at www.cmlf.com or 800-64-FERRY.


Contact Jacqueline L. Urgo at 609-652-8383 or jurgo@phillynews.com

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