Delaware Breakwater

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Delaware Breakwater and Lewes Harbor
Lewes Inner Harbor.JPG
Delaware Breakwater is located in Delaware
Delaware Breakwater
Nearest city Lewes, Delaware
Coordinates 38°47′52″N 75°6′30″W / 38.79778°N 75.10833°W / 38.79778; -75.10833Coordinates: 38°47′52″N 75°6′30″W / 38.79778°N 75.10833°W / 38.79778; -75.10833
Built 1828
Architect William Strickland
Simon Bernard
NRHP Reference # 76000586[1]
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976

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.

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 Western Hemisphere.[2]

See also[edit]

Delaware Breakwater East End Light