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fenwick island postcard from Univ of Delaware collection

Lighthouses: Once trash. Now treasures.

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Delaware’s last ocean coast lighthouse, once navigational aid, became a community symbol after its deactivation in 1978. A community-led effort, headed by the Peppers, preserved the beacon, which now stands as a tourist attraction and historical site.

slaughter beach, de / delaware public archives

How Slaughter Beach got its name

Everyone always wants to know the origin of the name Slaughter Beach. No one seems to know for sure. There are legends, anecdotes, and speculation about a Delaware Postmaster, Indian massacres, whaling events, and of course about the very large numbers of Horseshoe crabs that come ashore each spring.