WHEREAS, pleasure boating has become one of America's leading family participating recreational sports, with an increase of 600% in the number of craft afloat since 1946; and

WHEREAS, the public is becoming increasingly aware that pleasure boating is an activity which benefits the entire community by being a wholesome family recreation, an asset to the appearance of waterfront areas, and a vital tool of civil defense in times of emergency; and

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States, by a joint resolution approved June 4, 1858, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim annually the week which includes July 4 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; now

THEREFORE, I, J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby designate the week beginning July 3, 1960, as


in Delaware, and I invite all the people of this state who are interested in boating, including boating organizations, the boating industry, state agencies and other groups to join in this observance. I urge them during this week and throughout the entire year to follow safe boating practices and to exercise courtesy on the waterways.

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 twenty-fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and eighty-fourth.


J. CALEB BOGGS, Governor

GEORGE J. SCHULZ, Secretary of State