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19 American scenes

See how country dwellers from sea to shining sea show they are proud to be Americans!
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American lake

This pretty red boat sports the U.S. yacht ensign, and makes the perfect patriotic party decoration when tied to the dock or cruising around the lake! 

Congress authorized this flag design in 1848 as a signal to be flown by yachts holding licenses from the Secretary of the Treasury, so they could enter American waters without having to clear customs every time they returned from sea. 

Date Published: June 15, 2012
Date Updated: June 21, 2013

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