Rehoboth Beach Circle Lighthouse Sand Dollar

This is a one-third replica of the famed Cape Helopen lighthouse today that welcomes travelers to the resort town of Rehoboth Beach. Situated in the center of Rehoboth Avenue in the middle of a traffic circle, the replica provides an everlasting memory of the once famous lighthouse.

The original Cape Henlopen Lighthouse sat high atop a sand dune about a quarter-mile from the ocean and 2,200 feet from the northern tip of the cape. It was built in the early 1760s using funds raised by Philadelphia ship owners and merchants, men who were fed up with losing lives and cargo as a result of shipwrecks off the Delaware coast. Two years after it was abandoned, in April of 1926, Mother Nature finally claimed the once mighty structure when it crumbled and fell into the sea.

Sand Dollars measure between 3.5" and 4" in diameter.