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New England Numbers: Summer Facts


summer camps in New England


children who attend New England summer camps

$7 million

cost to build Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s summer cottage (a.k.a. The Breakers) in Newport, RI, in 1893-95


height in feet of Ed Jarrett’s world-record sand castle, constructed in South Casco, Maine, in 2007

$160 million

The Breakers’ price tag in 2009 dollars


swimmers caught in a riptide on Cape Cod’s Nauset Beach in 1973, all rescued by lifeguards (the near-tragedy spawned the Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition)


years that lifeguards have displayed their skills in the annual contest (Aug. 7 this year in Wellfleet)


pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream made each day in Vermont


miles hiked by staff members stationed at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Galehead Hut in NH’s White Mountains from June through August

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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