"Blueway" Could Connect Lewes and Rehoboth Beach

Delaware residents are asking for a new, environmentally friendly transportation link: a "blueway," says Molly Murray. Many feel that a water taxi would be a great way to connect the two resort cities because "the infrastructure already exists."

Only in the beginning stage, residents are extremely excited at the idea of a water taxi because it would provide transportation without increasing traffic the the busy Delaware Highway. According to Murray, "the nonprofit Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association is waiting for the results of a feasibility study commissioned in the summer to determine how to best use the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal as a transportation link."

Betsey Reamer, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce said "one idea is that people could ride their bikes from one community to the other, do some shopping and then put their bikes and shopping bags on the water taxi and head home."

Mark Carter, a member of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association, said "the project would get an extra environmental boost by using solar-powered pontoon boats. The idea is to use solar collectors on top of the boat canopy. Conventional fuel would serve as a backup."

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