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As Americans bulge, Coast Guard raises estimate of average passenger weight

Apr 26, 2011 10:32:41 PM- latimes.com
The Coast Guard standard is used by ferries and charters, among other vessels. The new rule — 185 pounds, 25 more than in the 1960s — will reduce capacity only on commercial vessels, but not all of them.

There was a time when Americans were as sleek as clipper ships but now, according to the Coast Guard, we're as tubby as tugs.

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