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Tall Ships Race / Crowd Dangers #246619

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1976
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(Studio) West German ship wins shortened leg of tall ship race from Bermuda to Rhode Island. Race ended due to lack of wind. 200 ships to parade in New York harbor July 4.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Rte. of ships shown on map. 4-5 million expected to watch ships sail in from New Jersey and New York shores.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(New Jersey) [N. Bergen, New Jersey, Mayor Peter MOCCO - praises designers of ship-gathering idea though idea is disaster for local municipalities. Not prepared for 1000's of people to watch along shoreline. Notes shoreline dangers.] 12 died in 1976 from falls off cliffs. High-rise apt. balconies may not be able to support extra weight of onlookers. Problems enumerated. Police discuss dangers with hospital representatives and civil defense representatives [Civil Defense coordinator Carl KOENIG - says people will fall off the cliffs. Could cope with problems if had more time and funds.] Coast Guard expects 10-20,000 boats to jam Hudson River. 130 Coast Guard vessels will patrol.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Reporter(s):
Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger
Duration:
00:04:40

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