Also known as “sailors’ bracelets” or “surfers’ bracelets,” woven rope bracelets have been worn by mariners for ages, including the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. If a sailor or surfman found themselves pitched into the water accidentally, a rescuer could grab such a bracelet with a boat hook and haul the unfortunate person to safety. Staff from the Delaware Seashore State Park will provide the rope and instruction for you to make your own! Once you learn how, you can make them for friends and sweethearts as a one-of-a-kind handmade gift.  Classes will be held every Wednesday from June 22-Aug. 7.


Also known as “sailors’ bracelets” or “surfers’ bracelets,” woven rope bracelets have been worn by mariners for ages, including the surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. If a sailor or surfman found themselves pitched into the water accidentally, a rescuer could grab such a bracelet with a boat hook and haul the unfortunate person to safety. Staff from the Delaware Seashore State Park will provide the rope and instruction for you to make your own! Once you learn how, you can make them for friends and sweethearts as a one-of-a-kind handmade gift.  Classes will be held every Wednesday from June 22-Aug. 7.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum is 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 2 miles north of the Indian River Inlet in Delaware Seashore State Park on Route 1. The program fee is $7.50 per person and covers both materials and instruction. Space and materials are limited so pre-registration is required.  To register for this and other programs at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum,  call 302-227-6991.