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Fireworks on the Water

Tips for the perfect viewing party
By David G Brown
Published: July 1, 2009

Francis Scott Key was on a ship when he wrote about “the rockets' red glare.” So, it follows then that fireworks displays are more intense when viewed from the water, where colorful explosions overhead become sparkles of reflected light all around your boat. When conditions are right, the effect is like being in mid-air, right in the middle of the show. Thousands of boating families take to the water every Fourth of July to enjoy fireworks displays. Knowing a few tricks can make this outing both safer and more fun.

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