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    25th Annual Boat Burning
    October 28, 2015 8:06 pm  
    25th Annual Boat Burning

    The Long Island Maritime Museum’s 25th Annual Boat Burning will take place on Friday, October 30th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

    The rain date is Sunday, November 1st. The Boat Burning, which is held on the grounds of the museum, marks the height of fall with an event for the entire family. Admission will be $5.00 with children under 5 free.

    Each year, the Museum receives a donation of a large, wooden boat that is in a condition of being beyond repair. Loosely based on the Norse tradition of a Viking Funeral, the boat is placed in the center of the museum’s property and set ablaze by the West Sayville Fire Department to the delight of the many families in attendance.

    In addition to Long Island’s largest bonfire, this event also marks the announcement of our annual raffle boat winner. This year’s custom crafted boat is a beautiful 11′ carvel planked rowing skiff.

    Tickets are $5.00 a piece or (5) for $20.00 and can be purchased right up until the time of the drawing. Tickets are also available for purchase prior to the event.

    Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Quarterhorse, a favorite local band, will be performing live music beneath the East Gazebo and food and beverages will be on hand for all to enjoy.

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