U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 12
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: CLASSIC BOATS
Profile America — Sunday, September 12th. Every weekend all summer long, in many towns across America, there are antique automobile shows — featuring everything from Model T Fords to exotic Ferraris. Today in Tuckerton, New Jersey, an annual show will wind up a weekend dedicated to antique boats. Names such as Hacker, Chris-Craft and Gar Wood will once again thrill onlookers with their sleek shapes, varnished wood and powerful engines, while sailboats from long ago will recall bright summers along the Jersey shore. There are nearly 17 million recreational boats in the U.S., more than 11 million of them power boats. Just over a million-and-a-half others are sailboats and personal watercraft, such as jet skis, number more than a million. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2010, p. 456
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, p. 1206
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau