Recreation: Down to the Sea

Americans seem to be getting ready for the day when the population explosion edges mankind off the land and into the water. They have been taking to the boats ever since war's end; today some 7,500,000 private vessels pitch, yaw, roll, bob and wallow in U.S. waters—about one for every 24 men, women and children in the land. And the $2.5 billion business they keep afloat is confident of booming new records in 1963. This week the boat business played host to the boat-hooked public at the 53rd annual Motor Boat Show in Manhattan's Coliseum.

In the well-established U.S. tradition,...

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