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Stainless Steel Railings at Lewes Delaware Ferry Terminal

In early September, for perhaps the tenth time, I took the ferry which runs from Lewes, Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey. There is a very likeable outdoor public area at the Lewes terminal with a mini-golf course, an available tour of a Tall Ship, a breezy bar and hamburger stand, and a nice view of the Delaware Bay.

Although these photos make it look as if no one else was there, actually it was rather bustling that day.

The area is built on a beautiful boardwalk of some exotic hardwood, presumably teak, and is surrounded with a stainless steel railing system.

We have many Hotline-Letters at about stainless steel railings and exposure to salt-air, so I thought it would be nice to point a camera at some, as pictorial examples of the topic being discussed.


Something I should note is that while the rusting of this stainless steel is obvious, especially in the close-ups, it is not unattractive.

To the contrary, were the stainless steel mirror bright, it would have looked out of place with the nautical theme of the area and the rich tones of the boardwalk. -- Ted Mooney

Nov. 14, 2001

Suggestions: so the stainless steel was selected purposeful in this case to provide a weathered look?

keith robinson, ct. dept. of transportation-construction division

Nov. 15, 2001

I don't have any history on it, and don't know the answer, keith. I'm just saying that I found the rusty look attractive, not ugly.

Ted Mooney,

©2001, inc.

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