One summer day in the mid ’60s, the Shockley, Hudson and Hoenen families were enjoying their traditional Fourth of July get-together at the Hoenen house on Chestnut Street in Lewes. Well, the adults were having fun, but the kids, facing hours before the fireworks were to start, were bored.
Underwater surveys, and the subsequent building and operation of offshore energy facilities, would create an earful for marine mammals. But some wonder: Is the cacophony safe — and is it worth the potential cost to habitats?
Spend a little time with Marcos Salaverria, and you’ll see how captivating the past can be, especially if the talkative director of education for the Lewes Historical Society is in costume.
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