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“SANDS OF TIME” The Story of Lewes

“SANDS OF TIME” The Story of Lewes ********* By Larry Fox – June 8, 1990 ********* NOT FAR from the garish carnival that plays daily along the boardwalk of Rehoboth Beach is a great, hook-shaped cape separating ocean and bay, a place where natural…

Lewes Businesses for Better Bags

  Plastic bags are the second most common beach litter in Delaware after cigarette butts. In 2017 the University of Delaware master’s seminar called Debating Marine conservation created a program called Businesses for Better Bags. The students partnered with the Fashion and Apparel Studies…

Sea Glass – Old Glass touched by the Sea

by Michele Buckler – Sand N Stones- 112 Front St.  Lewes, DE Long ago before we became “Green” conscious, we use to throw large portions of trash into bodies of water. Few ever gave a second thought to what happened to the trash once…

Delaware Bay Diamonds – Sand N Stones

AKA Cape May Diamonds The Delaware Bay Diamonds are quartz crystals, resembling translucent pebbles. They begin their lives truly “in-the-rough” in the upper reaches of the Delaware River, in the areas around the Delaware Water Gap. Pieces of quartz crystal are broken off from…

Sea Glass – Treasure Of A Different Kind

By Carol Fezuk This article was written in The Best Places In Town Complimentary Summer/Fall 08 edition. The Southern Delaware resort are will welcome Sea glass lovers from around the world on October 11th and 12th 2008, when the Third Annual North American Sea…

Why is it important for me to know the Gemstone Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness?

I have been working on my website lately and have been including the Moh Scale of Hardness as part of the description. My father was looking over my website, and asked me what the Moh Scale was. I tried to explain it to him,…

Lewes, Delaware Insignia

As you are driving around town or stroll down Second Street Downtown Historic Lewes, Delaware you may have noticed a new twist to the Lewes Coat Of Arms, which hang from the flag poles in the Spring.  The big white house at 112 Front Street…

2011 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

Presented by the Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, Delaware Like collecting shells, fossils, or stones, ‘combing shorelines for sea glass is a hobby many beach-goers and beachcombers enjoy. Hobbyists often fill decorative jars with their collections and take great pleasure in sourcing out a shard’s…

Photographing on Delmarva

I have been interested in photography since I was in grade school.  My both my Mother and Father are shutter bugs.  My mother gave up photography  several years ago due to some heath issues,  but my father is still out there photographing, underwater as well as…

Glass from the Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck

In 1774, Captain James Hathorn was sailing a cargo ship from Bristol, England to Philadelphia. PA. It was carrying goods the colonists would need, including household items and building supplies.  The ship ran into a nor’easter and ran aground. It was reported that the…

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