Largest boat tie-up - Lake Cumberland
Raft Up 2010 sets world record
MONTICELLO, Ky., USA -- 1651 boats gathered and tied
up on on Lake Cumberland near the Conley Bottom Marina near
Monticello during the 'Lake Cumberland Raft Up 2010'
the new world record for the Largest
The previous Guinness World Record for the
boat tie-up was 1,454 boats set in North Carolina
The boats had to be connected in a single line
for at least one minute with at least one person on board.
Just about any kind of boat or personal watercraft-from a
canoe to a huge houseboat qualified for the event.
A judge from the Guinness Book of World
Records confirmed that 1651 boats were on the lake tied together
to achieve the title.
The Lake Cumberland Association of Somerset,
Kentucky, had hoped to have more than 2,000 boats and personal
watercraft for the "Raft Up."
But breaking the record wasn't the
only good news for the area. Organizer Craig Stratton explains,
"Oh, it's just wonderful. I mean what most people don't understand
is there's so many tourism dollars that come into this area
this weekend because of this event. Folks are buying gasoline
locally, they're buying food locally, supplies locally. You
know it's just really a great event."
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