Newsweek.com—”A boat parade honoring President Donald Trump over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina may have broken the world record, with thousands of vessels taking part.
The “Trump Boat Parade” was held at Lake Murray on Sunday. Organizers originally thought around 1,500 boats would take part in the event, which was a display of support for the president.
More than 2,700 people said they would be attending the event on its Facebook page, with nearly 5,000 more expressing a possible interest.
“This event will be the largest Parade in the history of Lake Murray, SC and quite possibly anywhere in the world,” a description on the events page read.Ads by scrollerads.com
“Join us and thousands of other proud Americans from 7 states as of now as we show support of Donald Trump and for what he is doing for our great country.”
The organizers have now claimed that as many as 3,400 boats took part in the 20-mile parade.
“According to the 3rd party company whose expertise is counting people and things from the air, we had a record shattering 3,417 boats and over 30,000 people participating in the ‘Trumptilla,'” Pressley Stutts, one of the parade’s organizers, wrote on Facebook.
“They used drone footage, aerial photography and GIS analytics to count all of the boats.”
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the current largest boat parade saw 1,080 vessels, which was set in Terengganu, Malaysia, on 13 September 2014. This means Sunday’s event will be more than three times larger than the current record if confirmed.” Read more on Newsweek