WHEREAS; the U. S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary have declared the week of June 30 through July 6 as National Safe Boating Week; and

WHEREAS, this week is being set aside to call the attention of pleasure boatmen to the need for knowing and observing the basic rules of safe boating and for maintaining their craft in good mechanical condition; and

WHEREAS, the growing popularity of boating as one of America's favorite forms of family recreation makes it necessary for every boatman to use common sense and courtesy afloat to keep boating one of the safest of all outdoor activities; and

WHEREAS, to assist boat owners in complying with U. S. Coast Guard regulations and recommendations in equipping their craft, Delaware units of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will make free courtesy examinations of all small pleasure boats up to 65 feet in length and will conduct a course in safe boat handling during National Safe Boating Week; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim June 30 to July 6, 1957, as


in Delaware and do urge every boat owner to take advantage of this vital and important service offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, J. Caleb Boggs, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this thirteenth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and fifty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-first.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

JOHN N. McDOWELL, Secretary of State