Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun Facts for Labor Day Weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks

Everyone at the lake is gearing up for an exciting Labor Day Weekend, and most of you that don't live here are getting ready to head our way! This is a great weekend to get out on the water and take advantage of the best boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

All of the summer attractions are still open and there is incredible live music scheduled at all of the waterfront hot spots. When you stop to enjoy some of these places, you'll need some interesting conversation topics. BomBay Boat Rental Co. found a few Labor Day fun facts to make you sound like an expert. 

Labor Day Fun Facts

-New York City was the location for the very first Labor Day parade on September 5, 1882. It was organized by the Central Labor Union to honor workers with a fun festival that they could enjoy with their families. 

-So many states began recognizing Labor Day as a holiday on their own, a bill was approved on June 28, 1894 to make it a legal holiday on the first Monday of every September. 

-Canada celebrates their Labour Day along with the U.S.A., but over 80 other counties honor International Worker's Day on May 1 instead.

-In the 19th century, many Americans were required to work 12-hour work days, and some of them didn't even get a day off! (When did they go boating?) The Adamson Act strove to remedy this horrible fact in 1916 by declaring that the work day could be no longer than 8 hours. 

-Many in the retail industry claim that Labor Day Weekend is the 2nd largest sales weekend of the year after Black Friday. Perfect, because while those people are busy shopping, there's more open space on the lake for you to cruise!  

-Labor Day is the third most popular holiday to enjoy a good old-fashioned BBQ, beat out only by Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Those are also huge days for boating, and there is plenty of room on our Lake of the Ozarks boat rentals for coolers and picnic baskets.  

Your friends will think you're quite the informed history buff when you whip those facts out. If they don't seem impressed enough, no worries, just hop back in the boat and let the hum of the engine fill the silence. You'll all be having such a great time out on the lake that it won't matter. 

Stay Safe on the Water

While you are having all that fun, BomBay Boat Rental Co. wants to make sure you stay as safe as possible. Make sure to remember the following tips while you are out on the water, especially on a busy holiday weekend.

  • Slow down.
  • Be aware of other watercraft & people in the water. 
  • Fill out a float plan before you take off. 
  • Keep an eye on your gas levels and the weather forecast. 
  • ALWAYS have a designated captain. NO drinking & boating EVER!

Come Back Again This Fall

It's going to be a busy weekend at the lake, and we can't wait! The fun doesn't stop after this weekend though. Even though the bulk of the crowd won't be here in the fall, the weather is still perfect for boating, and the upcoming autumn scenery is simply breathtaking. 

You can go ahead and reserve a Lake of the Ozarks waverunner rental or boat rental now to use this September. It's also a great time to try your hand at paddleboarding at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call and we'll get you set up for a lot of fun on the water.  



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