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About Lighthouse Pete


One day during the summer of 1999, workers for the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) opened up the 103-year-old Breakwater Lighthouse off the coast of Lewes, Delaware. Much to their surprise, the lighthouse was occupied by a blue, furry pirate and his parrot. The red-haired pirate didn't remember his name or how he got there. (The parrot must have amnesia, too, for he has yet to say a word.) The DRBA decided to "adopt" the pirate, giving him a job on the ferry. A contest to name the pirate brought in 15,000 entries. The winning name, a combination of two entries, was Lighthouse Pete the Pirate. Now Pete happily sails on selected ferry trips, greeting passengers and entertaining children and adults alike. Come meet him for yourself!

Lighthouse Pete’s Family Fun Cruise

FREE with price of ferry passage. Bring the family on a fun-filled adventure with the ferry’s adorable mascot, Lighthouse Pete the Pirate. Pete will be joined by other family entertainment including music.

Cruise with Pete from Lewes

Cruise with Pete from Cape May