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Halloween Boat Burning Tonight at Marine Museum

Bonfire event starts at 5 p.m. Attendees are welcome to wear costumes.

The 23rd annual Halloween Boat Burning bonfire will take place Friday night, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Long Island Marine Museum in West Sayville.

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.

The museum will also be raffling off a handmade wooden 10’ Lapstrake Rowing Skiff.  This attractive boat, constructed by volunteers at the Museum’s Frank F. Penney Boat Shop, has excellent qualities and is built of white cedar planking, steam bent oak ribs, mahogany stem and transom, and bronze fasteners.  Raffle tickets are $5 a piece or (5) for $20.00 and can be purchased right up until the time of the drawing.

Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and live music, food and beverages will be on hand.

Admission is $6 per person, kids 5 and younger are admitted for free.

For more information please visit www.limaritime.org or call 631.854.4974.

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