Proclamation 3287—National Safe Boating Week, 1959
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the waters of the United States provide recreation for many millions of our citizens during the boating season; and
Whereas safe boating practices contribute to greater enjoyment of the sport by reducing loss of life and damage to property; and
Whereas the Congress, by a joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (72 Stat. 179), has authorized and requested the President of the United States to proclaim annually the week which includes July 4 as National Safe Boating Week:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate the week beginning June 28, 1959, as National Safe Boating Week.
I urge all boatmen, boating organizations, the boating industry, State and Federal agencies, and all other groups interested in boating to join in this observance of National Safe Boating Week; and I call upon them to exert greater effort during that week and throughout the boating season to keep boating safe and pleasant.
I also invite the Governors of the States, the Territory of Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States to provide for the observance of this Week to encourage nationwide interest in safe boating practices.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this twenty-fourth day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-third.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER,
Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3287—National Safe Boating Week, 1959 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307830