WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JULY 22: ANTIQUE BOATS
Profile America — Friday, July 22nd. Just about every week, there's an old car show somewhere in the country. But Mystic, Connecticut this weekend will host the 36th annual Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. The antiques, built no later than 1965, will range from everyday work boats to fancy yachts. Tomorrow, the boats will parade down the Mystic River, most with crews in appropriate costumes, led by the 102-year-old steamboat "Sabino." Boating is one of the most popular recreational activities in the nation. We own nearly 17 million boats. The annual cost of maintaining, docking, insuring and licensing our boats is nearly $31 billion. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov .
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 380
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1242
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau