Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Cape May 6.7.2006

By Rick Racela

It feels like summer now, which means it’s high time to get out on a boat if you ask me.
If you don’t have your own boat, don’t despair. This Sunday, you can take a Delaware Bay Lighthouse Adventure aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher.
You’ll enjoy seven hours on the water, where you’ll see many lighthouses that aren’t visible from the shore such as Brandywine Shoal, Harbor of Refuge, and more.
The cruise includes a complimentary coffee and Danish, and a lavish afternoon buffet. It leaves at 10 a.m., and admission is $99.
Call the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) at 884-5405 to reserve your seat, and before you know it you’ll have the ocean breezes in your hair!
If you can’t cruise this weekend, call MAC to find out about upcoming cruise dates.
Take a step back in time on Saturday at the 35th annual Victorian Fair, which features music, crafts, collectibles, children’s activities, and food. Best of all, admission and parking are free!
Everything happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St. This day is also sponsored by MAC.
In even more MAC-related news, the folks over there have created some wonderful new tours this year.
I know people who live in Cape May often have summertime guests to entertain, and I would highly recommend you check out some of these new offerings with your visitors.
First, there’s a humorous and irreverent new trolley tour called “Cape May Unzipped,” which was written by Tom and Sue Carroll.
This tour, for a mature audience, takes a look at the controversies that have captured the interest of locals and cottagers over the years. It runs daily from June 16 to Sept. 7 at 7:45 p.m.
Another new tour takes a trolley ride out to Cape May Point relating the history of the area and showing points of interest, including the historic Cape May Lighthouse, resplendent St. Mary’s-by-the-Sea and other historic houses.
It starts June 20 and is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.
Lastly, MAC has developed a tour they call “Rest in Peace, Victorian Style,” during which tour goers will join members of the Physick family in this living history tour at the Emlen Physick Estate as they mourn the passing of Dr. Physick’s mother.
This unusual educational tour is offered on Wednesdays, June 21 and 28 at 10:45 and 11:45 a.m., and Thursdays, June 22 through Sept. 7, at 2:15, 3:30 and 4:45 p.m.
For more information about all of these tours and more, call MAC at 884-5404 or visit
MAC is one busy organization, isn’t it? Please support it by checking out these new tours and, as I said, suggesting that your visitors take a tour or two as well.
There will be even more news to come from them next week, as June 17 is the opening day for the new Designer Show House.
Surely you’ve noticed the changes at the Franklin Street Church. Aren’t you just itching to peek inside? I know I am! Be sure to check this column for more details.
Please be sure to get your Independence Day events and announcements to me as soon as possible.
Just send an email to or call (973) 271-1088.
In the meantime, have a great week!

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