It’s an annual tradition at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville.
For the past 25 years, every fall someone donates a wooden boat that is no longer seaworthy and it is set ablaze on the grounds of the museum into one of the biggest bonfires you’ll ever see (post-Vikings age that is).
The annual Halloween Boat Burning will take place on October 30 (rain date October 31) from 5 to 9 p.m.
Keeping with the out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new tradition, as the old boat burns, a brand new wooden boat will be auctioned off.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and there will be food/drink available as well as live music.
Photo: Courtesy Long Island Maritime Museum