Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers

& Friends Association, Inc. 

"Our mission is to preserve the history of the Delaware Bay

 and River Lighthouses, Lightships and their Keepers."


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For information on the cruises and pictures from 2008, click here.


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About the cruise. There are former lighthouse keepers and members of the coast guard aboard these cruises to narrate and answer your questions. Background information on the Delaware Bay and the history of each lighthouse will be given.The cruises take place aboard the USCG approved Bonanza II out of the NJ State Marina (Higbee's - slip #5), Fortescue, NJ, 08321. RESERVE SOON - BRING A FRIEND, NEIGHBOR AND/ OR RELATIVE. THESE CRUISES FILL UP QUICKLY!! (NOTE: Fortescue is "The Weakfish Capital of the World".) Check out this quaint fishing village on the Delaware Bay.

The cost for the cruises is $45 for adults and $20 for children 5 - 12 years of age. Passengers must be at the dock at least one half hour before departure time.

Lighthouses visited are: Miah Maull, Cross Ledge, Elbow of Cross Ledge, Fourteen Foot Bank and either Brandywine or Ship John. Harbor of Refuge is included in the 5 hour cruise on July 17.

You are asked to bring bug spray (just in case), a jacket and a box lunch if you wish. Soda and water are provided onboard. Masks must be worn embarking or disembarking from the vessel.

For reservations please contact: Darlene or Angelo Rigazio (609) 884-1329 e-mail: darlenej50@yahoo. com; OR Maxine or Rod Mulligan (856) 691-8224 Checks (payable to DBLHKFA) are NOT deposited until after the cruise; if the cruise is cancelled due to inclement weather, your check will be returned. We must have a home & cell phone number for you in case of a cancellation OR you can call any of the above numbers. Refunds WILL NOT be made if you DO NOT let us know you WILL NOT be there. Payment is due 2 weeks BEFORE the cruise, checks can be mailed to: Maxine Mulligan, Treasurer, 1049 Simca Terrace, Vineland, NJ 08360.

Spend some time on the historic Delaware Bay viewing the lighthouses and having excellent "photo ops". Come cruise with us and watch the sun set on the Delaware Bay.


Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 4 hour Sunset cruise to Ship John Shoal Lighthouse and other lighthouses to the North in the Bay. Leaving the New Jersey State Marina on the Bonanza II in Fortescue, NJ at 4:30 PM. Masks are required for boarding and disembarking.


Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Catch up time. We have combined all the events that we missed due to COVID; on this date will be the Fall Meeting, picnic, banquet and "Yard Sail" events at the Cape May Park-Zoo, Pavilion #4. More information click here. Hope to see you all there. Bring a friend, relative or neighbor. COVID rules and regulations in place for that date will be followed.


Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17, 2021 - Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey. Our organization will probably be stationed at East Point. More information to follow in the fall newsletter.


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NOTE: We are always looking for interesting guest speakers, topics and maritime locations. Suggestions can be sent to

For information on any of the above contact President Angelo Rigazio (609)884-1329 or Rod Mulligan (856) 691-8224.

Have an Event??

To have your event listed here, please contact Jean Jones at 509 Whitall Avenue, Millville, NJ 08332 or call (856) 825-3386 or email   Be sure to include your organization name, who to contact for more information, the date, time and description of your event.


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The Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers & Friends Association (DBLHKFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit preservation and educational organization.

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