Burning Down the Boat

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Burning Down the Boat

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

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