October 13, Dewey Beach, DE – The Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation,
The Fort Miles Historical Association and DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation will be entering the next phase of World War II Artillery Fire Control Tower #3 restoration located within the Delaware Seashore State Park on Route One just
south of Dewey Beach.
Staring October 15th the iconic blue lights will go dark as we begin the exterior restorations. Lights will be re-installed after improvements are completed.
Part of the Phase II work is to remove about 2 feet of sand from the
1962 storm that currently blocks the tower entrance.
The Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation and the Fort Miles Historical Association in partnership with DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation have made significant progress raising $665,000 of the projected $1,000,000 needed due to the generosity of numerous donors including:
• Longwood Foundation • Crystal Trust Foundation
• Marmot Foundation • Fulton Bank • Welfare Foundation
• First Shore Bank • Delaware Community Foundation
• Laffey McHugh Foundation • Creative Resource Group
• Focus Multisports/ Coastal Delaware Running Festival
• State of Delaware through the Bond Bill appropriation for Historic Sites
• Veterans Administration for Delaware • Many small businesses and individuals
As we begin this next phase of restoration, we are aggressively working towards raising the remaining $335,970 required to complete the project.
Opening Tower #3 to the general public will promote Tourism, Interpretive Educational Programs and Social Events within Delaware Seashore State
Park and Coastal Delaware. Visit & Donate today at www.restorethetower.org