U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 16
WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, JULY 16: FIRST U.S. BOATING REGATTA
Profile America — Monday, July 16th. One of the joys of summer on the nation’s lakes, rivers, and coastlines is the boating regatta. These events give boat owners the chance to show off their pride and joy, along with their boat handling skills. The events range from one-design sailboat races to reviews of antique speedboats and even steam-powered launches. The first regatta in the U.S. occurred on this date in 1845 — sponsored by the New York Yacht Club. Each year 75 million Americans enjoy getting out on the water in one of the nation’s nearly 17 million recreational boats. Buying and maintaining new and used boats is a more than $30 billion annual business. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America–People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Kane’s Famous First Facts, 7208
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1243
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions 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 <http_>(look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button). </http_>
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau